Gluten-Free Chocolate Granola | @deliciouslyvibrant

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"Have you ever tried making your own granola? I don't know why I waited so long. It's so easy, yummy and so much healthier for you as you control exactly what ingredients you use." - @deliciouslyvibrant

Gluten Free Chocolate Granola

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of raw hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Carefully chop/crush hazelnuts into small pieces.
  3. In a big bowl, mix the coconut flakes, buckwheat groats, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped hazelnuts with the cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the coconut oil, almond butter, raw cacao and your sweetener of choice (if you choose to add some). Stir well, until everything is combined.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to your dry ingredients and mix everything well together.
  6. Spread the granola on a baking tray and let it bake for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure that you check every 5 to 10 minutes, stirring it with a spoon, so it won’t get burned.
  7. When it’s done, take it out and let it cool off a little before storing it in a jar or something similar.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal | @bwhiteside

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"Yep, all time favorite oat combo! 💁🏼 They’re so fluffy and creamy and peanut buttery 🤤 🙌🏻. Perfect for fall...or anytime of year for that matter." - @bwhiteside

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS:

 

 

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

    Toppings: unsweetened almond milk yogurt, cacao nibs, peanut butter and chopped banana.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour oats, water, and pumpkin spice into a small pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes (until THICK).
     
  2. Once oatmeal is cooked. Top with unsweetened almond milk yogurt, cacao nibs, peanut butter and chopped banana.

Chai Spiced Oatmeal | @pumpkinandpb

reprinted with permission from @pumpkinandpb

"all the fall feels right here 🍐🍂🍁☕️  have you ever cooked your oats with tea?! it's like the simplest thing ever, but a serious game changer 🙌🏻 " - @pumpkinandpb

Chai Spiced Oatmeal

Serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes 
  • 1-2 ripe pears, sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour milk, water, a pinch of salt, and two kinds of oats into a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and add in two chai tea bags (drape the tag over the side of the pot). Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes and scraping the sides of the pan so the oats don't stick. Oatmeal is done when the consistency is thick with just a little bit of liquid left (like a porridge).
     
  2. While the oatmeal is cooking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spread coconut flakes across a baking sheet. Toast for 5-7 minutes, or until just turning golden. Remove from oven and set aside.
     
  3. Once oatmeal is cooked, remove tea bags and stir in a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour into bowls and top with sliced pears, toasted coconut, a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, and a big dollop of nut butter.
     
  4. Mix of old fashioned and steel cut with sliced pear, cashew butter, toasted coconut, and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds.

Vanilla Chia Pudding | @servingupsimplicity

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"Step 1: arrange and take a lovely photo of your vanilla chia pudding. Step 2: dump said chia pudding in a mason jar and eat it in the car because you’re probably running late for work 😳🙄" -@servingupsimplicity

Vanilla Chia Pudding

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Optional Toppings: apple slices, granola, pistachios, coconut flakes, and peanut butter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all pudding ingredients in an airtight container, mix, and let sit overnight in the fridge.
  2. Before serving, top with apple slices, granola, pistachios, coconut flakes, and peanut butter. Enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal | @southerncoffeelover

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"have been loving chilly mornings and cozy bowls like this lately. enjoying the cool weather before it gets hot again with these pumpkin pie egg white steel cut oats 🍁🎃" -@southerncoffeelover

Pumpkin Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cut steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup of cashew milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 T of coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract  

Optional Toppings: creamy peanut butter, granola, cinnamon & honey

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium pot, place of the ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil then turn down heat to cook on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  2. Top the oatmeal with creamy peanut butter, granola, cinnamon & honey. Enjoy!

 

Tropical Granola | @lindsaypleskotrd

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Tropical Granola

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup coconut pieces, coarsely chopped
  • ½  tsp salt
  • ½ cup dried mango
  • ½ cup of dried pineapple

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add coconut oil and honey to a small microwave safe dish and microwave for 15-30 seconds (depending on how hard they are) or until melted. Whisk with a fork to combine and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add chia seeds, pecans, walnuts, coconut, and salt to a medium size mixing bowl and stir to combine ingredients. Pour the coconut oil and honey mixture overtop and mix with a fork to coat ingredients well.
  4. Distribute mixture in a single layer,  between the two baking sheets, so it browns nice and evenly.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring after the first 10 minutes. Add the chopped fruit for the last 5 minutes of baking (if you put it in too soon it will overcook and just become an undesirable crunchy texture). **Baking time will differ depending on how brown you like it. (I like mine golden all over and baked for 17 minutes).
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Store in an airtight jar.