Breakfast Sprinkles


I had these, what I now know are crazy, notions that we would be sharing family meals with our toddlers, happily passing around bowls of various grains and vegetables, and I would just follow the rule if there is one thing on the table that you know they will like, you are good to go.  Uh, yeah.  That did not work.  They are, much to my dismay, as typical as toddlers get.  Pizza, sometimes mac and cheese, jelly, cream cheese, yogurt and of course, holy grail of kid food, chicken nuggets.  Yes, I can sneak in a kale strawberry smoothie once in a while, but that is a rare event.

However, I have had one glorious mommy success in the food department – I have convinced my kids that All-Bran cereal are sprinkles.  I am not even sure they understood what sprinkles were, but I introduced them as crunchy breakfast sprinkles a year or so ago and I have run with it ever since.  I will only be busted if they actually order sprinkles one day from the local ice cream stand – but I am going to keep this going as long as I can.

I came up with this lovely concoction that I keep on the counter and serve to them in a little bowl next to their yogurt.  They inevitably pour the entire bowl on the yogurt and jam it down.  I am generally doing the same thing – it has enough sweetness to make the toddlers (and who am I kidding, adults) enjoy it, has a lovely array of textures, and really provides some nice excitement for the somewhat boring plain greek yogurts we consume on a regular basis.

It is great to pack in a little container or bag alongside a greek yogurt in lunches also.

Breakfast Sprinkles


  • 2 cups All Bran Cereal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse salt- Maldon or Kosher


  1. Combine all ingredients, mixing until there is an even distribution. I generally just gently toss it with my hands or a large wooden spoon.


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  • Nicole

    Thanks so much for the comment. I have help with the technical stuff, but once the framework is in place it is totally fun and easy to put posts up. Good luck on starting one – no reason to wait!