By LeAura Alderson
Start Your Day the Power Way
This power breakfast granola recipe originated from Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa, originally called Roasted Hazelnut Granola.
I got hungry just typing it out here, and now I know what I’m making for breakfast tomorrow.
We altered the original recipe to be gluten free and made it even more powerful by substituting vegetable oil for the powerful nutritive coconut oil and adding flax and chia seeds. We also added option of substituting honey for stevia. So we renamed it due to the mood boosting, energy generating nuts it contains: cashews, almonds and hazelnuts, plus the powerful health benefits of coconut oil.
Power Breakfast Granola Recipe
Gluten Free, Dairy free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
1 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1 cup roasted cashews, roughly chopped (substitute peanuts, pecans or sunflower seeds)
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey (or substitute: 1 Tbsp Stevia, 1 Tbsp Flax Meal or Seeds, + 1 Tbsp Coconut or Nut milk)
(Stir Stevia, Flax & Milk together)
1/2 cup goji berries (optional)
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
To make the granola, toss the hazelnuts, cashews, oatmeal, almonds, coconut, oil, and honey together in a large bowl until they are completely combined. Pour onto a sheet pan and bake, stirring occasionally with a metal spatula, until the mixture turns an even golden brown, about 20 minutes.,
Remove the granola from the oven, scrape the pan with the spatula to loosen the granola, and allow to cool, stirring once.
Next we’re going to try it using buckwheat instead of oats to also make it candida diet friendly.
This recipe is exceedingly adaptable to all kinds of substitutions, so try it with your favorites, and enjoy eating as a snack by itself, or with yogurt or nut milk for a nutritious and energizing breakfast.
Let us know if your favorite variations if you try it.
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