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Breakfast is one of the most difficult meals for people. Every morning seems to be a struggle. I encourage a breakfast of higher fat, protein and veggies over anything else, but most people have no clue what that means. Basically, eggs with a mix of veggies, a green juice (made that morning) or this tasty granola recipe are great places to begin!
The fun part about cooking is that you can be creative and mix things up every time! Here is a basic granola recipe, keep the sweeteners to a minimum, but add different nuts, seeds, fruit and spices to make your own fun creation. Let us know by commenting below, what you created!
Nutty Granola Recipe
1 c. raw, unsalted cashews; chopped
1.5 c. raw, unsalted almonds; chopped
1.5 c. raw unsalted walnuts; chopped
1 c. raw unsalted pecans; chopped
1/4 c. peptias
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. flaxmeal
1/4 c. dried blueberries
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 c. coconut oil (melted)
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Chop the nuts in a food processor. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until coated well. Press mixture onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Keep the mixture about 1/2 inch thick across the whole baking sheet. Put into the oven at 325 degrees for 20 -25 minutes. Let cool on cooling racks (keep on the parchment paper). Break into pieces and store in air tight container for one week. Enjoy!
Remember to have fun and be creative! You can use any variety of nuts. I also love to use pistachios and cranberries as a tasty change. The spices can change as well. You can substitute chia seed for flaxmeal, walnut, almond or grapeseed oil for coconut oil, honey for maple syrup (sometimes I add a little unsulphured molasses) and any dried fruit can replace the blueberries.
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Dr. April Morford
2019 - Present