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P.S. This Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Granola just saved the day in our house.
Recently we did a gluten-free trial run with my seven year old son. One of the things he was most worried about missing out on was his pre-breakfast bowl of cereal. (Yes, you read that right). My boys get up at a disgustingly early hour of the morning (and if we're being honest, I hesitate to even call it 'morning'), so they're allowed to quietly fix themselves a bowl of cereal before dad gets up and makes them 'real breakfast.' The eight year old, being a good conscientious big brother (*ahem*) was quick to point out that all the cereals in our cabinet were chock full of gluten, and therefore off-limits.
But, if I've learned anything about being a parent, so much is about the spin you put on things. Don't want to eat broccoli? But they're tiny little trees and you're the tree eating ogre! Can't have your regular breakfast cereal? Let's hit Sam's Club and get the ingredients to make your very own granola cereal with peanut butter and chocolate! So we did. And all week he's been bragging about his awesome chocolate cereal, not even realizing it's sweetened with applesauce and honey and possibly a billion or so times healthier than the stuff he normally wants.