Almond Butter Granola

Another tasty granola recipe. Nice to have for breakfast with yogurt and fruit.

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Ingredients

12 tablespoons porridge oats

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

a drop of vanilla essence

 

Note: If you don’t have chia seeds or cacao nibs you could use other seeds or nuts instead.

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Step 1: Put oats, chia seeds, cacao nibs and cinnamon in mixing bowl. Mix together well. 

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Step 2: Mix almond butter, honey, olive oil and vanilla essence together in a small bowl. 

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Step 3: Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Put granola mixture into baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 20-25 minutes. 

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Step 5: It should look like this when it’s done. Allow to cool. 

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Step 6: Break granola into pieces and store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with yogurt and fruit. 

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Cacao Chia Yogurt Pudding

This pudding makes a great healthy breakfast. You prepare everything the night before so in the morning you just take it out of the fridge, add your toppings and eat.

When left overnight chia seeds expand and absorb a lot of the yogurt creating a thick pudding.

You can add whatever toppings you like. I put strawberries, raspberries and blueberries but you could also put banana, mango, pineapple, nuts, honey, etc.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons chia seeds

4 tablespoons yogurt of your choice (I used Greek style coconut yogurt but you can use any type of yogurt. If you would like to make it vegan you can use a non-dairy yogurt)

1 teaspoon cacao powder

 

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Step 1: Put chia seeds, yogurt and cacao powder in bowl. Mix together well. Cover and put in fridge overnight. 

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Step 2: In the morning take the pudding out of the fridge and add toppings of your choice. Then you can eat! 

 

Banana Granola

A tasty granola recipe that smells like banana bread

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Ingredients

10-12 tablespoons porridge oats

3-4 tablespoons nuts of your choice (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.)

2-3 tablespoons seeds of your choice (linseed, chia, sesame, etc.)

1-2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)

1 teaspoon sweet mixed spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc.)

1 banana

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

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Step 1: Put porridge oats, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs and spices in mixing bowl. Mix well. 

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Step 2: Mash banana with a fork.  Mix with olive oil, honey and vanilla essence. 

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Step 3: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Spread mixture in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 160 c for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 110 c and bake for a further 30 minutes. 

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Step 5: Take granola out of oven and allow to cool. Then break into pieces and store in a container. 

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Step 6: Enjoy some granola for breakfast. I like to have it with berries and yogurt. 

Overnight Oats

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1 part porridge oats

1 part natural yogurt

1 part milk of your choice

(I used about 3 tablespoons each of oats, yogurt and milk. You can use more or less depending on how much you think you will eat. Just keep the ratio at about 1:1:1)

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Toppings of your choice (such as fruit, nuts, seeds, honey, etc.)

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Step 1: Before you go to bed put oats, yogurt, milk and chia seeds (if using) into bowl or container. Mix everything together. Cover and put in fridge. 

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Step 2: In the morning take it out of the fridge and add whatever toppings you feel like. I put blueberries, banana and mixed nuts. Enjoy for breakfast. 

Chocolate Granola

IMG_20170514_144636Ingredients

Porridge oats (about 100g)

2 tablespoons linseeds

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

1 teaspoon cacao powder

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon honey

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Step 1: Put porridge oats, linseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and cacao powder in a mixing bowl. Mix well. 

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Step 2: Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat. 

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Step 3: Add coconut oil to mixing bowl along with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Put mixture in baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in office preheated to 160 c for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 110 c and bake for a further 30 minutes. 

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Step 5: Allow to cool. Then store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with fruit and yogurt. 

Granola

img_20170215_114423Ingredients

Dates

Porridge oats

Mixture of nuts (such as almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts)

Seeds (such as chia, linseed, sesame)

cacao nibs (optional)

honey

olive oil

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Step 1: Blend about 15 dates with a few drops of milk or water in the nutri bullet (or alternative blender) to form a paste. Add to mixing bowl.

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Step 2: Add about 200g of porridge oats, 2 handfuls of mixed nuts and 2 tablespoons of seeds to mixing bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs if using (these will give it a nice chocolate taste). Mix everything together well.

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Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well.

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Step 4: Transfer mixture to baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly. Bake it in oven preheated to 160 c for 15 minutes. Then reduce temperature to 110 c and bake for another 30 minutes.

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Step 5: It should look like this when it comes out of the oven. Leave to cool.

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Step 6: Break into pieces and store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with fresh berries and natural yogurt. 🙂