Trader Joe’s Raises the Bar Chewy Granola Bar
This might be the closest we’ve come to a store-bought granola bar that tastes homemade. TJ’s has “raised the bar” with these chewy squares by adding a trio of ancient grains (millet, quinoa, and amaranth) to the oats, as well as maple syrup and crunchy pumpkin seeds. Each one clocks in at just 6 grams of sugar.
To buy: $3 for pack of 5.
Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies
You’ll want to stock up on a few of these boxes ASAP, because we’re pretty sure they’ll sell out fast. Though they may look like simple leaf-shaped cookies upon first glance, they’re actually maple sandwich cookies with a maple cream filling. Pair them with a steaming mug of coffee or tea.
To buy: $3 for 11.4-oz. box.
Maple Chicken Breakfast Sausage
Embrace the cooler weather and changing of the leaves by adding a little maple flavor to your breakfast sausage. This product couldn’t be easier to prepare: it’s fully cooked and casing-less, so all you have to do is warm it up. It’s seasoned with real maple syrup and brown sugar, but each serving (two links) contains just 3 grams of sugar. Plus, nutmeg and sage keep it from leaning too sweet.
To buy: $4.50 for pack of 12.