|Healthy can be good too!|
Many skip breakfast, and when asked why, everyone seemed to agree that they cannot be bothered preparing breakfast in the morning, and many said they got tired and bored of "cereal". Others thought that they eat more throughout the day once they have breakfast, so they prefer to go on empty instead!
Not only technically, but Granola, when done right, is a super delicious breakfast that will have you waiting for that first meal. You might even not resist it as a snack during the day!!
I am exploring these properties with you, so to let you know the health benefits and hopefully inspire you to make better options when grocery shopping. Little changes to our diets, and our choices can impact our lives greatly. I am referring to healthy here, and by no means referring to the 'Size Zero' craze!
This recipe will last up to 6 months in an air-tight container. You will make it ahead of time, and will only need to pore into a bowl and eat. Very convenient. So now you have no excuse! have Breakfast!
To Make Granola
10 cups Rolled Oats, preferably brown oats
1/2 cup wheat germ, from health shops & can sometimes be found at supermarkets
1/2 cup flax seed, milled (finally available @Spinney's)
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup slithered almonds, toasted till lightly browned
3/4 cup Canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cups honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon powder
Preheat oven to 300F.
In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flax seed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seads and almonds, toss to combine and set aside.
In a saucepan, combine, water, oil, honey, vanilla & cinnamon. Place over medium heat, and stir till thoroughly combined without bringing to a boil. pour onto the mixed dry ingredients and mix to coat. Pour the granola mixture onto a jelly roll pan and spread into an even layer. Toast in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring twice throughout.
Cool mixture completely, separate if any get clumped together. Place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 6 months. If they last that long! Pour into bowl when ready to eat.
For these Ultra Delicious Granola Cups
3 tbsp Granola (prepared from the recipe above)
2 tbsp Organic Vanilla Yoghurt, or your preferred yoghurt
2 tsp honey, maple syrup, or vanilla syrup
Roasted pineapple pieces
Place 1 tsp of honey at the bottom of the cup. top with 1 tbsp granola, top with vanilla yoghurt, then with the remaining 2 tbsp granola. Top all with the rosted pineapple pieces and berries, drizzle with the remaining 1 tsp honey.
You will love this, just give it a go. If you are not into yoghurt, then serve granola with milk, vanilla soy milk, or rice milk.
Thank you for dropping by, and hope You liked this post. These are my fave ever breakfast. Try them out they will become yours too :))
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