DIY Granola

granola recipe

You’re never going to be able to buy a boxed granola that’s as good as the home made version. Even the organic brands generally use cheap oils and sweeteners and much more of it then what’s in this recipe. Plus  they never have very much of the more expensive and nutrient dense ingredients like nuts or dried fruit so basically by making it at home you’re going to have a better tasting granola for cheaper then the boxed stuff- and nothing beats warm granola over yogurt or with almond milk!

DIY GRANOLA

3 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup almonds (slivered or roughly chop your own)

1/2 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/4 pure maple syrup

1/4 grapeseed oil 1 cup dried fruit

a dash of cinnamon

**Feel free to sub whatever your preference in nuts, I love walnuts because they go great with maple syrup)

1. Heat oven to 250 F.

2. Combine all ingrediants except the dried fruit.

3. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, and spread a thin layer of granola.

4. Bake for a 1:15 mins.

5. Stir frequently.

6. Transfer to air tight container.

Poached Eggs in Avocado

poached eggs and avocado recipeI’m absolutely obsessed with avocados, here is one of the first of MANY avocado recipes.

1 tbsp high smoke point oil (I use grape seed)

1 avocado

2 free range eggs

salt and pepper

1. Heat your pan with oil then slice your avocado in half.

2. Remove the pin and peel then place the avocado in your pan.

3. Now carefully crack the eggs into the centre of the avocado

4. Place a lid on top of the pan and keep the heat on medium.

It shouldn’t take too long to cook but definitely keep an eye on it, and make sure the heats not too high or else the whites underneath the yoke don’t cook through.

Season to your taste, if you’re trying to get your greens in you can also serve with sautéed spinach and salsa. Yum!

Good Morning! Breakfast Sandwich

healthy breakfast sandwich

Good Morning! My Sunday Breakfast Sandwich

This sandwich is so delicious I had to wipe the drool off my face as I wrote the recipe….seriously.

Its packed with nutrients and will keep you full long past lunch, it’s takes about 10 minutes to put together including the fry time but trust me well worth the effort.

Ingredients

1 cage free egg

1 tsp grape seed oil (or whatever high smoke point oil you have on hand)

1/2 cup roughy chopped spinach

1/2 tomato

1/2 small avocado mashed

1 thin slice of aged cheddar (If you want to make your sandwich more indulgent keep the cheddar but if your watching your calories omit and I promise it’s still delish)

2 pieces sprouted grain bread-or any gluten free variety you may prefer!

**This recipe also works great in a wrap but I’d suggest scrambling your egg over frying.

Steps:

In a skillet heat your oil for a minute then crack your egg and cook, once the whites are solid flip.

As soon as the egg is on the skillet put your bread in the toaster, if you time it right the toast will be done about 30 seconds before the egg so you have time to begin assembling your sandwich.

While the bread is in the toaster start cutting your spinach, tomato, cheddar and avocado.

I like my egg done so that the centre is just a tiny bit runny but really its personal preference.

Assemble your sandwich and enjoy!!