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Recipe: Amazing Omega Boost Granola By Nealy Fischer

Omega Boost Granola Recipe by Nealy Fischer

Little Steps Contributor Nealy Fischer shares her favorite granola recipe that both adults and kids love. Granola does not have to be loaded with oil and sugar to taste good.  Making your own guarantees fresh ingredients that are packed with goodness.  Gluten-free oats are available around town as well.

 

  • INGREDIENTS FOR GRANOLA:

    4 cups oats
    2 cups assorted seeds
    1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
    cups nuts (your choice - cashews, almonds, walnuts)

    1/4 cup flax meal
    2 tsp cinnamon
    Pinch of salt
    1/4 cup coconut oil
    1/4 cup agave to taste
    1/4 cup maple syrup
    1 tbsp vanilla
    1 cup of assorted fruits:  goji berries, dried blueberries, figs, dates, raisins, and cranberries

  • DIRECTIONS:

    1.   In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, and flax.

    2.   In a small bowl, mix maple, agave, oil, and vanilla.

    3.   Mix dry and wet ingredients. Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit (163 Celsius). Check every 5 to 10 minutes to avoid burning. Remove when golden and add dried fruit

  • EXTRA TIPS:

    1. If your child does not like nuts or picks them out of food, just put the nuts in a food processor before adding them to the oats. Blend them and your child will have no idea they are even there!

    2. Coconut oil may be used for so many wonderful things! Coconut oil is available at Three SixtyJust Green, and O2H (50 Stanley Street) in Hong Kong.  My favorite use, aside from consumption, is as a body oil.  Use it before showering or soak up the benefits all night and shower in the morning.  The oil is great at combating dehydrated and dull skin tone.  You can use it on babies and kids as well.  Get ready to glow! 

    3.  Agave is a healthy low glycemic sweetener that won't effect your child's blood sugar levels in the same way that sugar does.  Agave is about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar so you do not need to use much.  Grab some agave at  Three Sixty, O2H, or Gateway (188 Des Voeux Road Central) in Hong Kong.  

    4.  Flax meal is a great source of fiber and omega and excellent for digestion.  It is available at most grocery stores, including Three Sixty.  

    5.  Granola can always be customized to your liking - no rules here.

  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

    1. As a snack on its own

    2. Topping for muffins

    3. In a fruit parfait - layer organic plain yogurt, berries and granola

     
     
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