I am so glad I found this recipe. I LOVE granola, whether it is for breakfast or for a snack, I could eat it all day everyday. It's tasty with yogurt, almond milk or just on it's own. And my kids are hooked too! But it is hard to find a good granola that doesn't cost a small fortune that is also fairly healthy. A lot of them have tons of sugar added. I found this recipe in the FRESH cookbook, adapted from the FRESH restaurants in Toronto, ON. Enjoy! I have yet to make it for someone who hasn't LOVED it!
Decadent Granola ( from Fresh Cookbook)
(Makes about 6 cups)
3 cups of quick oats (they have to be quick oats to absorb the liquid and thus crisp up in oven)
1 cup of quinoa flakes ( rolled oats, kamut flakes or spelt flakes will also do)
1 cup of chopped mixes nuts (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds)
½ cup flaxseed ground
½ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup organic sugar
½ cup coconut oil
½ tsp vanilla
¼ sea salt
After it’s cooked add:
½ cup raisins (optional)
½ cup dried apricots (optionals)
This is a kid friendly snack, easy and fast to make and healthy fats for children's development, but they think its chocolate!
1 ripe banana
1 ripe avocado
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
Blend all ingredients together; add more maple syrup for sweetness!
Best Ever Energy Bites
This recipe is a favourite in my household, it’s quick, easy, delicious AND healthy. It is a no bake recipe that is very versatile to ingredients you like and have on hand. Enjoy!
½ cup of nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew etc.)
1 c. oats (instant or rolled oat, or spelt flakes etc)
¼ ground nuts (any nuts or seeds, like pumpkin, sunflower, almond, cashew, walnut etc)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp hemp hearts (or chia seeds)
1 tbsp honey (any sweetener like maple syrup, agave etc.)
Blend in chocolate chips or carob chips or any dried fruit you like.
Mix and then roll into bite size balls.
You can also roll them in coconut for some extra flavour: