Maple Mixed Nuts Granola

Maple Mixed Nuts Granola

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It give you the energy you need to go on with your day. However, I have to admit that I was not a breakfast person. I use to go on my morning with just a cup of coffee or sometime with banana bread or muffin but recently I try to eat more breakfast.  We seems to don’t have much time for breakfast and grab whatever easy and quick. Maybe that is why I skip it all together to begin with. I recently eat a lot of oatmeal for breakfast after learning about the health benefit of it, plus it is very quick to prepare. Half a cup of oatmeal has 7 g of protein and keep you full. I usually have my oatmeal with maple syrup,coconut oil, fresh fruit and chia seeds.

My husband and I went to Costco the other day and we bought a huge box of old fashion oats. We try to save money buying bulk but I am still not use to it yet. It was a lot of oat !! Though oat is good but I am easily get bored eating only one thing….so I started thinking what can I make from those oats and here it is Granola. I have a lot of idea on granola flavors and will share with you once I make them. Today, I will share this first Maple Mixed Nuts Granola. My husband was raving about it and asked me if I share the recipe on my blog yet coz it is sooo good 🙂 So I take his word for it!

You can have it alone as snack ( warning: you can’t stop snacking on it) have it like cereal with unsweetened nuts milk, sprinkle over oatmeal or yogurt. Hope you love it ! 🙂

maple nut granola

Ingredients

3 cups old fashion oat/rolled oat
1/3 cup of chopped raw almond
1/3 cup of chopped raw walnut
1/3 cup of chopped cashew
1/3 cup of raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, brown sugar,cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine both mixtures and mix well then pour onto baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway to achieve an even color.
  • Remove from oven, let it cool down.Once cool, add dried cranberries and mix until evenly distributed. Store in an air-tight container.

Almond Flour Cookies

Hi Everyone, just yesterday that I blogged on how to make your own almond milk and almond flour. As a sequel of yesterday recipe, I will share with you how I use those flour to make cookies. I am happy nothing go to waste 🙂 here is the recipe

cookie

Ingredients.

2 cups of almond flour
1/2 cup of tapioca flour or potato strach
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup of grapeseed oil or coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup of maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup of cane sugar
dark chocolate chips (optional)
A Dash of Love

Preheat oven to 350* F

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl and stir to incorporate. Gently pour the wet ingredients into the dry and give the mixture a  good stirs to thoroughly combine. Pour in chocolate chips (if using) and fold them in.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking try and line with cookie dough, scooping out about a tablespoon per cookie and then flattening them before putting them in the oven.
  • Bake for 13 minutes or until they are golden around the edges. Let’s cookie cool down on a cooling rack about 10 mins or so. Cookie will turn crispy.

Note: The texture of cookies weather they are soft or crispy depend on the ratio between sugar and liquid sweetener. I tried 1/2 cup all liquid sweetener before, cookies will be more of a soft side. I like my cookie a little crispy, so I use half sugar half liquid. Dough might be drier but moist enough to form a cookie shape. You will have to pack tightly into a spoon. However, you can’t go all sugar though because the dough will not have enough moisture to hold it together.

Yield : 24 cookies, Prep Time 10 mins, Baking Time: 13 mins