Category Archives: Breakfast
Big Batch Granola with Almonds, Pecans & Pepitas
Oh granola, how I love thee, let me count the ways…I have loved granola for as long as I can remember. For years, my go to breakfast was a bowl of plain yogurt with fresh berries and a spoonful or two of my favorite granola. Nowadays, I don’t eat much yogurt, but I haven’t given up on granola and have found so many other delicious ways to enjoy it. I’ve replaced the yogurt in my granola bowl to fresh berries or sliced banana topped with granola and my homemade coconut milk or almond milk, delicious! Granola can be mixed into pancake batter for some extra flavor and texture, top off a chia cup or even a bowl of ice cream, or just eat it straight out of the jar as a healthy snack.
About 10-12 years ago, I found a recipe for granola and started making my own. My family loved it. As I continued making batch after batch of granola over the years, of course I started tweaking the recipe and have created a few different versions that I really like (for a nice twist try my pumpkin pecan granola). This one is close to my original, but with a few really great updates. For one, I’ve figured out some great tips on how to get granola into nice size clusters, all the better for snacking on straight out of the jar.
Tips for making granola clusters:
Coconut Almond Blueberry Scones – vegan & gluten free
Hallallujah! The birds in my head are singing and I’m doing a happy dance around my kitchen for I have finally discovered the magic of baking a GOOD gluten free scone. Coconut Almond Blueberry Scones to be exact and not only are they gluten free, but vegan too!!!
This simple dough is made from coconut flour (or leftover coconut pulp!) and oats, studded with blueberries and almonds and rolled in a few extra oats, flaked coconut, raw sugar and almonds just for fun and a little extra yum.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – gluten free
My lemon poppy seed muffins are lightly sweetened with a tender crumb and a nice little crunch from the cornmeal, and poppy and chia seeds. The perfect little something for a school day snack, an early morning bite, or an afternoon tea.
I’ve started a new gig where I’ll be a contributor to the Westchester County Mom’s Blog. I’ll be posting all new recipes, not found here on SweetGreenKitchen. Check out my first post, where you can find the recipe for these delicious, moist and lemony Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins here.….Enjoy!
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