One of the benefits of being a working mom in the foodie industry is the cooking skills passed on to your kids! I have a 14 year old son who is, without a doubt, always hungry! Usually not for one of moms vegan treats. However, of late he has been experimenting in the kitchen, and whether for lack of unhealthy ingredients, an insatiable sweet-tooth, or pure motivation, he has been coming up with some very innovative recipes! His first go was making his own dark chocolate candy bars with coco butter. Not bad, but there are still a couple of them uneaten…then came breakfast…
His favorite meal of the day and my busiest time for work helped him to come up with a five minute recipe for a granola that anyone can do, not bad for my extreme sport junkie of a son!
The key is to keep a well stocked pantry, your favorite nuts, dried fruit, or fresh fruit, organic oats and some agave, voila! My son added it to a sliced mango, banana and a few strawberries, topped it with plain yogurt and said ” I have discovered heaven mom”.
Here is to granola heaven!
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/8 cup dried cranberries (you can add raisins but we like the tartness of cranberries)
1 fresh Granny Smith apple chopped into 1/4 inch cubes
1/4 organic oats
mix all together in a food processor until at desired size, my son is not a fan of whole nuts
heat 2Tbs of coconut oil in a saute pan and add the mixture on a low heat until it gets the brown, crunchiness of a homemade granola, about 2-3 minutes
you can then press into bars, top on your yogurt, eat as a cereal, the sky is the limit!
A quick easy granola recipe, that ensures you receive all the protein, healthy fats and vitamins for your daily grind.
Hope you all enjoy and do some kitchen experimenting this week!
@2014 Hillary Sapulveda