Peanut Butter Granola

 It is no secret that I am obsessed with peanut butter. Actually any nut butter in fact. Ever since I got an Optimum 9400 blender I have had so much fun making nut butters. If you have a high powered blender all you have to do is put the nuts into the blender and then wait a few minutes for this mixture to turn into a delicious creamy ‘butter’. I really enjoy this granola on days when it is hot and I feel like something light, cold and easy to prepare. I usually serve this granola piled high with fresh seasonal fruit, a dollop of coconut yoghurt and then splashed with cold almond milk.


Not a fan of peanut butter?  + This recipe would work really well with another nut butter to replace the peanut butter. Cashew or hazelnut butter would be my pick!

Is your child allergic to nuts? + Simply omit the peanut butter. + I have word from a friend (who begged me for this recipe!), that replacing the peanut butter with tahini + a few extra tablespoons of sweetener, was delicious!


Ingredients:

1 cup oats,preferably gluten free
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup cashews, roughly chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup pepitas
1/4 cup chia seeds
6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
6 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon

To make:

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celsius. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir or use your hands, making sure that the wet ingredients evenly coat the dry ingredients. Spread onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring half way to ensure the granola is evenly cooked. Serve with milk, yoghurt and berries. Store for up to 2 months in an airtight container in the fridge

Quinoa Chocolate Porridge

This is heaven. Quinoa cooked in a creamy chocolate milk. Delicious and super easy to make too.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cooked quinoa
100 ml coconut milk
100 ml water
2 tablespoons sweetener
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 ½ tablespoons cacao
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon

To make:

Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Allow the mixture to boil gently, then reduce to a simmer and simmer until the liquid halves. Serve in a bowl with berries, crushed nuts and a sprinkle of extra chia seeds. Serves 1