Let’s talk about granola.
What’s the point of it? To add texture, protein & fiber to your food.
What does most store bought granola do? Adds a lottt of sugar to your food.
So make your own! Granola lasts a long time as long as you keep it stored in a sealed container.
I keep my granola (recipe below) simple. I use quinoa, oats, pistachios, non-dairy chocolate chips & just a bit of Himalayan salt – that’s it! You don’t have to go overboard by adding extra sugar b/c as long as you have a yummy base, your granola will add some extra texture, crunch & nutrients for a delicious meal.
Top Left: Plain Greek yogurt, blackberries, raspberries, granola.
Bottom Left: Chia pudding, cinnamon butternut squash puree, granola.
Right: Chocolate Protein Mousse (recipe below), granola
- 1 c red quinoa (drained & rinsed)
- 1 c rolled or old fashioned oats
- 1/3 c pistachio halves
- 1/3 c non-dairy chocolate chips
- 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
- Preheat the oven to 320F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl & stir.
- Pour mixture onto the baking sheet & spread so that all ingredients are laying flat on the sheet.
- Bake at 320F for 30 minutes, carefully stirring every 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool & keep stored in a sealed container at room temp. Enjoy!
Chocolate Protein Mousse
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 T powdered peanut butter
- 1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder (I like 22 days nutrition)
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 1 T raw local honey or pure maple syrup
- 1 c rolled or old-fashioned oats
- 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
- 1/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
- Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor.
- Blend until fully combined.
- Pour into 3 small bowls, cover & chill for at least 2 hours.
- Before serving add on some of the granola for added texture. Enjoy!
And before I go here is a pic of my peanut looking like a boy-scout in his bandanna 🙂