Originally given to me at work as a ‘Hey! I made this, try it, it’s vegan (I’m not vegan), you’ll love it!’ and I did; I really did love it. I’ve made it several times now and a modified version for my husband (omitted the chocolate and used deluxe mixed nuts). I have to stash some or get none in my house.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Pour the oats into a large bowl. Add almonds, cinnamon, cocoa powder, salt, brown sugar, and dried fruit into the oats respectively, stirring each into the mixture before adding the next.
Mix maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. With a rubber spatula, add the maple syrup-vanilla mixture to your dry ingredients. Fold the two together until mixed and all dry ingredients are well coated.
Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, stir, and continue baking until golden brown, about 25 minutes more. Set aside to cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
Gently fold chocolate chips into the granola mixture, allowing the chocolate to coat the granola as it melts slightly. Cool completely before storing.
Per Serving: 339 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 61.5g; fat 9.7g; sodium 108mg.
Eat healthy breakfast to continue the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and bring me energy to make on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feeling full longer, and less likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before lunchtime.
Make fruit a morning habit is easy . Easy as put the fruit in your refrigerator next to the milk or on the bench next to your grain pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.
Giving your body a bit of sweetness in the morning is important to move your metabolism for the 24 hours and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continue supply of sugar in the way of process glucose, counting at to around 120g daily. There is also substantial evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fibre can lowering your risk of a count of of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you powerfull and healthy.