Chunky Coconut Granola (Clean)

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How is it already Saturday? I was so looking forward to using this October break productively. I was going to finish all my college essays and come up with a Math IA topic and finish my Extended Essay and study for my upcoming math integration test and my psychology socio-cultural level of analysis test and get started on writing my psych IA and oh god I’ve done nothing. Well, then again, I didn’t do nothing. I mean, I did watch more movies than I’d normally watch in half a year, and I finished a book. Oh – and I ate a lot of food. That counts for something, right?

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I just read my first Lee Child book – Killing Floor. It’s the first book in the Jack Reacher series and I have to admit that I was mildly disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe the book just wasn’t as good as it’s hyped up to be. I watched the movie afterwards, which was based on a different book in the series, and I feel like I could pretty much predict aspects of every story in the series. Always has to be a damsel in distress (or any hostage really), a betrayal, a car being tailed, and Reacher shoving his thumbs in someone’s eyes. Has anyone read the whole series? Am I close?

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Oops I haven’t even told you anything about this recipe yet. I’m tired and cold. Forgive me.

Now, I have a lot of granola recipes, but this one is definitely a favourite. I’m not usually the biggest fan of coconut-flavored things, but this is seriously amazing. The granola is suuper chunky. You know granola’s gonna be chunky when the whole sheet of it just sticks together and you can break it into chunks as big as you’d like. Check this out (warning – bad quality phone pictures incoming):

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“Is that what I think it is?” YES. It’s a giant sheet of granola. You could’ve broken it in half and called it reaaally chunky granola.

Point is, this granola gives you the clusters of your dreams, and is infused with such an aromatic and sweet coconut flavour that you will not be able to resist.

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Chunky Coconut Granola

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (135g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup (40g) toasted and salted coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup (80g) raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (25g) raw pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius or 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil and maple syrup over low heat and whisk until fully combined. Add in the vanilla sugar and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together until the dry ingredients are thoroughly coated in the coconut oil mixture
  5. Spread the granola mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes. At 20 minutes, turn the pan around so that the granola bakes evenly, and bake for another 5-7 minutes. Granola has a tendency to be a little unpredictable in the oven, so keep and eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  6. When the granola is golden brown, remove from oven and allow it to cool completely before breaking it into chunks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy!

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Blueberry Almond Granola (Clean)

YAY FOR MORE BREAKFAST FOODS!

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I know that I recently posted breakfast cookies, but c’mon you can’t get enough of breakfast foods, right? I would totally be up for having breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but that’s not really likely to happen. Well, it might. Come to think of it, that should be something on my (nonexistent) bucket list – eat breakfast all day. Hell yes. I’ll make a mental note to do that for my birthday. Just kidding, my birthday’s on a Monday. I just googled (or Yahoo-ed, because my VPN is being a b****) National Breakfast Day and apparently that’s sometime in early March. Seriously? Okay, you know what – I’ll add that to my baking bucket list. I know, it doesn’t really count, but shhh…

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Alright – back to the reason you’re here: granola.

Lemme tell you a little story. One day I came home to find this a bunch of packages of food on our dining room table, and I was so excited. Unshelled macadamias – so good! I just sat there for a good half hour or so breaking apart macadamias, feeling especially proud whenever I broke off the shell and was left with a full, gorgeous, sweet, and aromatic macadamia. Sorry jk that’s irrelevant, but as I was saying, there were a bunch of packages of food, including unshelled nuts and nougats and – dried blueberries. There was this pretty big package and inside it were these perfect snack-sized packages of dried blueberries. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of eating dried fruit. If it’s in a salad or in granola, I love it, but by itself? Nah.

So, eventually we (mostly my mom and grandma) finished off the little packages of dried blueberries, and my mom decided to order another package online. Somehow, she managed to order 5 packages – each with like, 20 mini-packages inside. Okay, that’s a lot of dried blueberries. But then, as a baker, I was like, I CAN BAKE THIS INTO STUFF! I usually don’t bake with dried blueberries because they’re slightly costly and we don’t usually have them around, but now we had a good bunch of dried blueberries, so I went hunting on the web before facepalming and thinking – duh, granola.

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And now we’re here.

Here, with this aromatic almond granola that’s studded with sweet, sweet dried blueberries. Cases like these – dried fruit tastes so darn good.

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I don’t know why I haven’t tried this combo before. I’ve done lots of blueberry-white chocolate, but never blueberry-almond. That’s about to change. This is seriously such a good combo. I’ve been throwing handfuls of this granola into all my nana ice creams and onto my smoothies (after I take a photo, of course, because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see the ice cream/smoothie underneath. Yes, I do put on that much granola).

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Blueberry Almond Granola

Adapted from Recipe Runner

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup silvered almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius or 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, almonds, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar until fully combined
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, honey, almond extract, and vanilla extract
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together until well combined
  5. Spread the granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes until golden brown, making sure to remove the granola from the oven and stirring it to ensure that it bakes evenly
  7. After the granola is done, stir in the dried blueberries and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutella Granola (Cheat)

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Remember what I said in my last post? About my next post being one dedicated to chocolate? Well, here ya go. Granola – covered in chocolate.

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Well, covered in Nutella, but same thing.

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Fine, fine, you get a whole cup of chocolate chips in there too.

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Before I continue rambling on about the beauty of chocolate, I’d like to address a very important issue.

SIMPLE PLAN’S NEW ALBUM IS OUT!!!!

Ok, it came out on Friday, but I’m still in disbelief. This is one solid album.

Preface: I am the biggest Simple Plan fan you’ll ever meet (or just…see online I guess). Did you think that I was crazy about All Time Low the last time I spazzed about an album? Well, I do, but Simple Plan was the first band I ever listened to. They were the ones who led me to discover All Time Low and all my other favourite bands. Not to mention, the only reason I was on YouTube at the time was to watch Simple Plan music videos and interviews, which is how I came across Amasic and danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil and, perhaps most importantly, SORTED Food. That, is what sparked my love for baking. The whole chain of band-love led me to follow Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive on Instagram, who posted something about Organic Burst, which led me to spend hours reading up on healthy baking, and look where I am today. I owe EVERYTHING to Simple Plan. It’s a far stretch, but it’s true. If I hadn’t become a hardcore SP Astronaut, this blog may not even exist. *Mind blown*

Anyways, back to that album. Some people say that it takes really long for Simple Plan to release new albums, but they do a lot of touring and put a lot of time and effort into each album, but it’s definitely all worth it.

The new album’s called Taking One For The Team, and it’s literally such a perfect album. After straying a little too far into the “pop” genre in their last album, Get Your Heart On!, they’ve really gone full circle and traced back to their roots, while still presenting unique songs that keep us fans on our toes.

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Alright here I go with trying to fit my happily chaotic thoughts into words. Just like in my recipe index, *=golistentothisnowitwillchangeyourlife favourites (at least from this album)

  1. *Opinion Overload – When I first heard Simple Plan say that this was going to be a song inspired by their more punk-rock roots, I was excited! Then I heard the song, and they did not let me down. The music video is similar to I’d Do Anything and the lyrics deal with a similar subject as Shut Up, both from their debut album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. The song is upbeat and I’m pretty sure it’s a big f-you to everyone who ever disapproved or doubted Simple Plan’s varying styles. A punk-rock response to those who said they weren’t punk-rock enough. Golden. (I just realised that this is the ONLY Simple Plan song in which the title isn’t a lyric in the chorus. omg what)
  2. Boom! – If you’re a fan of any pop punk band, go check out that video. Right now.
  3. Kiss Me (Like Nobody’s Watching) – You know those sweet lovey-dovey mellow love songs? This isn’t one of them (Perfectly Perfect is, but I’ll talk about that one later). I’m not saying it’s not sweet, it is, but the mood of the song is similar to Singing in the Rain (again, I’ll get to that later). It’s a very…happy song. Man, that’s such a bad adjective. Oh, I’ve found the right word. It’s a playful love song, which is something that you don’t get to hear everyday. SP has aced the playful-love-song song.
  4. *Farewell (Feat. Jordan Pundik) – I LOVE this! All the components come together to make this a real proper pop-punk song. The rhythms and the melody and the lyrics are all spot-on. At the same time, it doesn’t remind me of any other bands. It’s purely Simple Plan, who always experiments with merging genres, but always write songs in which the beats and notes just scream Simple Plan!
  5. Singing in the Rain – There are two different kinds of songs that make you feel better when you’re down. There’s the kind of sad song that sympathises with you, and you feel like you’re not alone. Then, there’s the kind of upbeat song that makes you want to flip off anyone who doesn’t believe in you and dance around feeling invincible. This one falls under the latter category. It’s a song that addresses the fact that you don’t need to let words and unwanted changes affect you and bring you down. The song never fails to make me smile (it’s only been like 2 days since the album came out but so far it’s boosted my mood every time). The mood of this song is so happy with the kind of tunes that you’ll want to whistle along to (if you could whistle, which I can’t).
  6. Everything Sucks (Feat. R. City) – I don’t want to start sounding repetitive, but this is…really upbeat. Ok, I’ll try to stop calling everything upbeat, but like 80% of the album has really amazingly upbeat songs. This one’s a little more pop-y, but it’s definitely still under that Simple-Plan-pop-punk category. All of these songs deal with kinda sad topics, but in a cheerful way. This one’s about heartbreak, but if you couldn’t understand the lyrics, you probably wouldn’t believe that. Oh, by the way, this song’s got a cool bridge. That key change tho.
  7. I Refuse – I’m a sucker for joint-singing. I don’t know if “joint-singing” is a legit term but if you listen to the song you’ll probably get what I’m saying. The “joint-singing” thing just works so well with this song and it’s topic. It just gives the whole song a reinforced vibe. I know, that doesn’t really make sense, but if you hear it I promise you’ll get it.
  8. I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed (Feat. Nelly) – I was blown away at the first line. Not necessarily in a good or bad way, but I was like dayum. It isn’t the typical SP song, but then again, they’re always experimenting, and to be honest, it really isn’t bad. Guaranteed, I wouldn’t want the whole album to be that kind of style, but this one’s pretty good.
  9. Nostalgic – THE LYRICS! They’re so sweet! Ahh! Awh! Simple Plan always writes really simple lyrics, nothing too fancy and poetic, but at the same time, they just work so well, which is definitely the case in this song.
  10. **Perfectly Perfect – GO LISTEN TO THIS. It’s the mellow lovey-dovey song that I mentioned earlier. It’s honestly the sweetest thing. I don’t know what else to say. It’s so sweet. I’m listening to it as I type and I’m just like awh awh awh that’s the sweetest thing to say. If anyone wrote this song for me, I would marry them on the spot.
  11. I Don’t Wanna Be Sad – This is another one of those songs that deals with upsetting moments in a cheerful way. I could totally just jump around to this song and singing it at the top of my lungs. I can also imagine an entire crowd of people singing this at a SP concert. It’s just one of those anthem-y songs.
  12. P.S. I Hate You – Does this remind you of All Time Low? It reminds me of All Time Low. Maybe it’s the “Dear ____” part, but the whole song just has this All Time Low vibe to it, and I’m loving it.
  13. ***Problem Child – The first time I heard this song, I cried. I don’t just mean that I felt like crying, I mean my mouth hung open and I looked down at the floor, shaking slightly as my eyes watered and tears fell when I blinked. All components of the song just fit so perfectly together, from the lyrics to the melody to the emotion that Pierre expresses, especially in the last chorus. He’s seriously amazing. A guy in his thirties who can still belt out lyrics in such a way that struggling teenagers can relate to. He sings with so much emotion. There’s no other way to put it. As for the lyrics – they aren’t cliché. As common as the theme of the song may be, the lyrics just WORK so well. It deals with the struggles of those who want to make their parents proud, yet end up making mistakes and feeling like a burden. As I had the album on “shuffle”, 9/10 times, I had to skip this song, because it instantly puts my heart into a fragile state and I shiver as goosebumps break out on my skin. It’s a throwback to the band’s most iconic song – Perfect (2002).
  14. I Dream About You (Feat. Juliet Simms) – Wow. This one has such a different mood to it. It kind of reminds me of Simple Plan’s self titled album from 2008, where they tried out some seriously different stuff. This one’s not the typical jumpy (I tried to stop using the word upbeat and here I am calling songs “jumpy”…) song. It’s dramatic af. Like, deep and dark and dramatic. I think it’s really cool, but in my opinion, it doesn’t seem like the kind of song to end an album on. They usually have their most emotional song last, or second last, so I think that their should have either had Problem Child be the last song, or end on a happy note with any of the jumpy songs.

I knew I made a good choice by calling these guys my favourite band. Forever and always an Astronaut x

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Alright, as promised, I’ll talk about nutella granola now. I’m giving y’all a five-ingredient nutella granola recipe. How does that sound? Can I get a hell-yess?

So the basis of most granola recipes consists of oats, nuts, oil, and sweetener. This one has got the oats, obviously. Then, the nuts of choice are hazelnuts, obviously. The choice of oil is…Nutella. Ok, that came out wrong. I omitted the oil and used Nutella, because, although they’re not the same thing, they’re similar in consistency. My sweetener of choice was some maple syrup because why not. Lastly, the thing that takes this to a whole ‘nother level is chocolate. A cup of it. Whether you want to use chocolate chips or chopped chocolate is up to you, but seriously do not omit that chocolate. You’ll thank me later.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate Nutella, though?

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*drools*

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Nutella Granola

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir the Nutella and maple syrup together. If it’s too sticky, you can microwave it at 10 second intervals until it’s smooth. Stir in the oats and hazelnuts until everything’s completely combined
  3. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 20 minutes, stirring at 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it, as I’ve found granola’s to be quite unpredictable when it comes to baking (and burning!)
  4. Allow the granola to cool for 10 minutes before sprinkling the chocolate over it, and letting it cool completely before breaking apart. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Granola (Clean)

It’s my first post of 2016! And I’ve decided to post….peanut butter granola.

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Okay, I know, it doesn’t sound like the most fancy and impressive thing, but sometimes it’s important to enjoy simple things…like peanut butter granola, which as a matter of fact, is absolutely delicious and awesome. If you follow my Instagram you may notice that it’s in practically every recent photo of nana ice cream or smoothie bowls.

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Now, homemade granola is something that I’ve been making for forever and it’s a staple in my pantry, but I get it if it seems a little intimidating at first. Just trust me on this one. Homemade granola’s are the best. They’re cheaper than store-bought granola, not to mention way healthier and crazily customizable. You could make pineapple-almond-cinnamon-nutmeg-matcha granola at home if you wanted, but you wouldn’t see that on a grocery store shelf! Speaking of customizable granola, you can check out all my other granola recipes here, which include mocha chocolate granola, cinnamon banana nut granola, oat-less granola, 7-ingredient granola chunks, and honey almond “quinola”.

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Peanut Butter Granola

Adapted from Whole and Heavenly Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten until foamy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius or 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the oats, peanuts, shredded coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut oil and peanut butter and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add in the maple syrup, egg white, and vanilla extract
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined
  5. Spread the mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25-30 minutes*. Allow to cool completely before breaking into clusters. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

*Baking time may vary. I’ve made granola many times and sometimes they’ll take longer than others, so use 25-30 as a general guide to when your granola should be done, but trust your instincts and use common sense as well 🙂

Creamy White Coffee Hazelnut Oatmeal (Clean)

As the days grow short and nights grow long

As the wind blows ice and not summer breeze

As the lakes crystalizes over and force the ducks to flee (where do ducks go?)

I have one recipe that will overcome your winter blues.

One single recipe that will warm you from the inside out.

Oatmeal.

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Oatmeal so creamy, it begins to take on a thick texture that makes you want to shovel spoonfuls of the steaming hot stuff in your mouth. Full of soft, textured oats and paired with the luscious flavors of white coffee and hazelnut, with a hint of sweetness from a bit of mashed banana. To top it off, with the aromatic white coffee scents, you won’t be able to resist eating the oatmeal straight from the saucepan while it’s still bubbling away, reducing the liquids until they’re thick and creamy . It’s the most comforting thing in the world.

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You know how hot chocolate is super comforting when it’s cold out? Yeah, this recipe does the same. I swear, if you make this once – just once – you’ll start craving oatmeal instead of hot chocolate when the coldest days start rolling in.

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And for those in the Southern Hemisphere – try it! This is an oatmeal recipe that I have year-round. Sure, I make this more often in the winter time, but trust me, this recipe is good enough to be made in the summer as well.

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Well? What are you waiting for? Go and seek comfort in food!

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Notes: This recipe can easily be doubled/tripled/quadrupled

Creamy White Coffee Hazelnut Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2-3 tablespoon white coffee hazelnut powder (to taste, *see bottom of post)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Raspberries, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs (optional, for topping)

Method

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and oats over high heat, until the milk begins to boil, then turn the heat down to medium
  2. Stir in the white coffee hazelnut powder and salt
  3. While the oats continue to cook, mash up half the banana, saving the rest of it for topping
  4. Stir the mashed banana into the oats and continue cooking until the oatmeal has thickened to your desired consistency, approx. 5 min
  5. Transfer into bowl (or just eat out of the saucepan) and top with desired toppings. Serve immediately.

*If you want to experiment with other coffee powders, feel free to do so, but this is what I mean by white coffee hazelnut powder:

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Mocha Chocolate Granola (Clean)

~ Aromatic mocha chocolate granola – Easy, crunchy, and healthier granola with melt-in-your mouth chocolate chips and a hint of mocha ~

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Let’s say you were checking out my recipe index, and you demanded, “Pick one oat recipe to eat for the rest of your life.”

I’d point at this one without question.

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By the way, excuse all the weird angles with these photos. I was playing around with angles and it wasn’t until I finished editing them all that I realized that less than half of them are straight.

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Anyways, let’s talk granola. Granola is one of my favorite things to make, since I get to make up the recipe as I go. They’re so insanely diverse and customizable, and they taste so good. I always have at least two different types of granola in my kitchen. Some of them are much better than others. Those are the ones I post.

Such as this one.

It usually takes me the first bite to determine whether the granola is good or not, but I fell in love with this recipe from the moment the batch came out of the oven. It was the aroma of mocha/coffee that got me. Then I stirred in the chocolate chips when the granola was barely warm. The temperature was perfect, as the chocolate chips warmed, but didn’t melt, and then cooled down with the rest of the granola. This resulted in chocolate chips that weren’t messy and melty, they could still hold their shape, and most importantly, they literally melt in your mouth.

And obviously, alongside the chocolate, there’s the hint of unsweetened coffee, which isn’t noticeably bitter, and pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the chocolate.

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I know that this is a ‘clean’ recipe, so there isn’t supposed to be any white or brown sugar. This recipe does call for brown sugar, though you could substitute a liquid sweetener of choice if you wish, so it’s not mandatory. However, I do suggest using brown sugar in this particular recipe, because it caramelizes beautifully and the flavor just works better with the mocha and chocolate and almonds.

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Mocha Chocolate Granola

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or honey, though brown sugar is recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder or espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white, whisked lightly until foamy
  • 1/3-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius, or 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together oats, almonds, flax seeds, brown sugar, coffee/espresso powder, and salt
  3. Stir in the olive oil, vanilla extract, and egg white, until fully combined
  4. Transfer the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the surface is golden brown
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes before stirring in chocolate chips, and then allowing to cool fully before breaking into pieces. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Black Forest Baked Oatmeal (Clean)

~ Black forest baked oatmeal. A healthy, dessert-like breakfast oatmeal, with cocoa, cherries, and cream. ~

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Black forest is one of my ultimate favorite flavor combinations. Thus far, I’ve posted three black forest recipes. There’s black forest pancakes, black forest cupcakes, and black forest nice cream. All of the black forest recipes have been healthy ones, and this one is no exception.

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Although they are both forms of “oatmeal”, baked oatmeal and regularly cooked oatmeal have quite different textures. Cooked oatmeal is generally creamy, while baked oatmeal has a cake-like texture. I usually prefer regular oatmeal on weekdays, as they’re much quicker, but every other weekend or so, I’ll treat myself to baked oatmeal.

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Black Forest Baked Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

Ingredient

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder/instant coffee granules
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup/honey, or 1 tsp powdered stevia
  • 1/4 cup sweet, dark cherries, pitted and chopped (about 4 cherries)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • Whipped cream/whipped coconut cream, to top
  • Cherries, to top

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius, or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a small bowl*, stir together the oats, baking powder, cacao powder, espresso/coffee powder, and salt
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract, sweetener, and chopped cherries
  4. Stir in the 1/4 cup of milk
  5. Transfer the mixture into a greased ramekin or ovenproof dish and bake for 16-18 minutes, until the top is baked
  6. Remove from oven and top with cream and cherries