This granola fills you up but won’t weigh you down, unlike the sugar-laden cooked granola you get at the supermarket, which would be more appropriately placed in the candy aisle than the breakfast cereal aisle.
This is not so much a recipe as a guideline for a great simple breakfast—go ahead and make it with whatever ingredients call to you when you open the cupboard in the morning (bananas always call to me). You don’t really even have to measure—a little of this, a little of that, and as simple or fancy as you like.
- ½ cup your choice of raw nuts and/or seeds, soaked
- 2 tablespoons sprouted oat groats
- 1 or 2 medjool dates, halved and pitted
- Combine the soaked nuts, sprouted oats, and dates in a food processor and pulse until you have a very coarse puree.
- Add your choice of flavorings, if you like:
- ¼ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract, or a couple of drops of alcohol-free almond extract.
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or a pinch of ground nutmeg, cloves or allspice.
- Then pour over some raw dairy milk or choice of Basic Nut or Seed Milk (warm the milk slightly first if you like).
- Add a topping or two, such as:
- Grated fresh or dried shredded coconut;
- Goji berries;
- Sliced bananas or whole berries;
- A drizzle of raw honey, agave nectar or coconut nectar, or a sprinkle or rapadura.
Comfort Food for Fall
Add a little cinnamon and a drizzle of coconut nectar—coconut nectar has a deep molasses flavor—with warm milk for a fulfilling brisk-weather breakfast!