Store bought cereals and granola (yes, even those self titled “healthy” options) typically have a ton of sugar in them! This spikes our blood glucose levels and can leave us of feeling hungry and tired shortly after our morning meal.
Breaking the fast each morning with the right food sets us up for the day with energy and vitality.
After your morning lemon water (to stimulate digestion) try eating this simple homemade granola. It is the perfect mix of fibre, healthy fats, and protein that will keep you full and energized well into lunch…
Yield: 10 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 25 minutes @ 250 degrees
Combine the following ingredients in a large mason jar (to cut down on dishes – I hate doing dishes!)
- 1 Cup Buckwheat (soaked at least 1 hr – overnight, rinsed)
- 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
- 3/4 Cup Gluten-Free Oats
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Flakes (the bigger the better)
- 1.5 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp. Lacuma Powder, (optional)
Combine the following ingredients in another small mason jar
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Local Honey or Org. Maple Syrup (you can warm it up a bit to allow for easy mixing)
- Shake dry & wet ingredients vigorously in separate containers.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the larger jar of dry ingredients.
- Shake ingredients together until well combined.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet (greased with coconut oil) and bake at 250 degrees for 25 minutes. Coconut should be golden brown when ready.
- Let cool and break into bite size chunks before returning to mason jar and storing in the fridge.
In the picture, I have added homemade vanilla coconut cream (I can’t have dairy and this is a great quick fix). I would suggest using Krystal’s Coconut Kefir Yogurt (recipe here) instead if you have time. It is so good for you and soooo delicious!
I also added fresh picked Blackberries from a friends backyard and half a banana with my granola. It was delicious!!! I encourage to try this at home 😉
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