Quick and easy breakfast recipes: A crunchy breakfast paleo granola recipe

Cereal, how I love you and hate you all at once! It has been the most difficult food product to get out of my house, because it is convenient for adults and beloved by little ones.

 

As a child, cereal was something we were allowed to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner and perhaps even as a late night snack before bed. However, cereal has changed a lot since then. Yes you could still buy Fruit Loops and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Count Chocula back when I was young, but today cereal is laced with chemicals that did not exist when I was a kid.

According to Vani Hari, Food Babe blogger and food advocate, the cereal industry is making billions on this cheap commodity. My biggest personal issue with this convenient food is the drastic lack of nutritional quality that comes out of most cereal boxes today. Luckily there are companies like Love Grown and Nature’s Path that are trying to make cereals with higher quality ingredients and better farming practices.

For a long time though, I was on a mission to make a healthy cereal from
scratch at home that I could still pour for my family while on autopilot
in the mornings. This Crunchy Breakfast Paleo Granola delivers! It’s
hearty, tasty, sweet and after one bowl I am full for longer then 10
minutes – actually for a few hours. Top it with coconut milk and it truly
is the breakfast of champions.

Breakfast Paleo Granola
Recipe courtesy of ThatCleanLife.ca
Makes approx 8 cups
Time: about 40 minutes to make

Ingredients
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 300. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine all ingredients except the dried cranberries and almond milk together in
a large mixing bowl. Mix very well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Using your hands works best! Spread the mixture evenly across the baking sheet.
3. Bake for 30 minutes, giving a stir at the 15 minute mark.
4. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cool, transfer into a mixing
bowl and add dried cranberries. Toss well to evenly distribute.
5. Add to a bowl and serve with a bit of almond or coconut milk for breakfast or eat
dry as a snack. Enjoy!

Bonus tips!

– If working around a nut allergy use sesame seeds instead of slivered almonds
– Store granola in a mason jar or an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week
– Don’t have dried cranberries? No problem! Use raisins instead!

Paleo Breakfast Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 8 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the dried cranberries and almond milk together in a large mixing
    bowl. Mix very well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Using your hands works best! Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, giving a stir at the 15-minute mark.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cool, transfer to a mixing bowl and add dried
    cranberries. Toss well to evenly distribute.
  6. Add to a bowl and serve with a bit of almond or coconut milk for breakfast or eat dry as a snack.
    Enjoy!
Notes
Bonus tips!
- If working around a nut allergy use sesame seeds instead of slivered almonds
- Store granola in a mason jar or an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week
- Don’t have dried cranberries? No problem! Use raisins instead!

 

 

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