I used to be such a cereal junkie. Nothing was easier than pouring a bowl of cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats) and eating it in a rush before school. But it was also expensive, something I only realized when I moved out on my own. When I began my journey to health I stopped eating cereal and primarily ate oatmeal. Which is super nutritious but takes some preparation in the mornings.
I’m playing around with an idea for the series on the blog, “quick fixes”. Meals that are quick to fix! I imagine like me other people are tired in the mornings and unlike me have to get out the door to be someplace at an hour I’m still in my pjs. Which is how this ties in with the above. I’m been making my breakfasts ahead of time.
Pancakes? Labor intensive but only one day a week if you make a giant batch and reheat the remainder throughout the week.
The same goes with granola. Albeit far less work than pancakes it can be perceived to be more work than it really is. The beauty of it is granola is so versatile. You can use whatever is on hand. Throw it in a bowl, stir, bake, go to bed, and wake up to a yummy breakfast. Which is precisely what I did for this. I was dog tired by the time I got home from work that night. I laid down for 10 minutes and hopped up to make this because I knew I would so grateful in the morning.
This particular recipe is about balance. Sweet, bitter, sour, and more sweet. More cost effective than buying cereal/granola and far healthier since you know what you’ve put into it. Oh and pomegranates too messy? This video changed my life. Am I being dramatic? Nope.
- 1 cup oats, gluten free
- ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 2 TBS Chia Seeds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1-2 TBS Honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Pomegranates to top
- Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix the oats, almonds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
- In a small bowl either microwave or heat on the stove the honey and coconut oil to mix and melt.
- Pour the honey mixture into the oat mixture and stir.
- Pour out onto the cookie sheet and spread evenly.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Cool and go to bed!