It doesn’t matter if you’re ready or not, it’s here. The holiday season is in full effect, and even if you think it’s too early, you can still partake in one of the biggest benefits of this time of year…the seasonal flavors.
I see spiced this and gingerbread that, everywhere I go. I’m not going to lie. I love it. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but give me some cinnamon anything, and I’m transported back to some of my most favorite holiday memories.
That’s what happened last week when I bought Ayva’s morning cereal. In the mood for something a little different, I decided to get Kashi Warm Cinnamon Oat cereal because of the cute little hearts that I knew she’d love.
Well, as soon as I opened the box, the smell of cinnamon reeled me in, and I had to get a little taste. I immediately pictured the cereal in the best Christmas Trail Mix ever because it tasted just like Christmas. I asked Ayva, Trail Mix Connoisseur that she is, what she thought. She agreed that the Warm Cinnamon Oats would make the perfect snack. In fact, I had to talk her out of eating it without milk by promising her that we’d make trail mix with the cereal later.
This is the recipe that she and I created.
It’s not long or difficult. Even though it’s Christmas trail mix, it’s still trail mix. Easy, peasy, right? I LOVED it just the way we made it, but I think I’d like to add pistachios next time.
Ayva didn’t like the white chocolate chips, though.
She left yesterday for vacation with my in-laws, and before she went, she packed a few snacks. I found out later that my brilliant child picked all of the white chocolate chips out. She went in and added regular chocolate chips from the refrigerator. That’s my girl.
Anyway, here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
- 2 cups of Kashi Warm Cinnamon Oat cereal
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- 1 cup of sunflower kernels (you could also use pistachios)
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl together.
- It's trail mix, folks. It ain't difficult.