Raw granola + breakfast bites

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day but most mornings I just don’t have the time to make or eat a big breakfast. A few months ago I stumbled across a recipe for overnight oats which I had never heard of. Sick of eating toast and cereal every day, I decided to try it out. This was before I began my journey so I was combining the oats with flavoured yoghurt. Once I started to transition, I changed it to coconut yoghurt which is also very delicious. I changed it up by making my own raw granola instead of using just oats. However I couldn’t continue on with it in winter so I turned the raw granola into breakfast bites. Below are both recipes. Enjoy!

Raw granola – Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flaxseeds (see notes)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup sunflower kernels
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup assorted dried fruits
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup poppy seeds

Method

This is pretty simple, combine everything in a large bowl and mix. I used sultanas, raisins, pawpaw and mango as the dried fruit.

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Transfer to a large storage container!

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These breakfast bites recipe are what I created when I wanted something I could have with warm milk instead. I had half the granola left at the time, you can make a bigger batch if you like.

Breakfast bites – Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flaxseeds (see notes)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup assorted dried fruits
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup poppy seeds
1/4 cup raw sugar/other sweetener
1/4 cup coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 180c, spray and line a baking tray

Same as last time, combine at the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well

Place mix onto baking tray and press out to the corners. Make sure it is evenly spread out

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Bake for 15-20 minutes until just golden and crunchy

Let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Once it is completely cooled, store in a large airtight container

*Note – I used whole flaxseeds but ground flaxseeds would be better as the body can more readily absorb their nutrients

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