This morning I finally tried out this sweet potato waffle recipe. Although it tastes good, they weren’t crispy in the slightest and were more like the consistency of fluffy pancakes. I wonder if they’d crisp more with a bit more coconut flour. I have made coconut flour waffles before and was able to get them sorta crispy. The addition of sweet potato must make these more squishy.
The raspberries are fresh from the backyard.
Maple syrup from a local farmer.
I made the sausage patties from local grass-fed beef. Unfortunately, I discovered that we are all out of sage, so I wasn’t able to get the taste I wanted.
All in all, a good grain-free breakfast 🙂 err… dessert? 😉
I’m happy to be able to do these posts on my phone. It makes uploading pics waaay easier and faster… which makes blogging waaay faster.
However, it’s not the same with my main blog. A phone is not ideal for lots of typing!
Yumm. I got this recipe from my mom who got it from someone on facebook… or something like that. Basically, I have no idea where it originated. I tweeked it a little bit for allergies and taste preference.
Eventually I would like to make this recipe with nuts that have been soaked and dehydrated first to help improve digestion and absorption. I’m currently hung up on the dehydrating step 😛
14 medjool dates (pitted)
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
In food processor, chop the nuts and coconut until fine.
Add the dates, coconut oil, water, and cocoa powder and pulse until a dough forms.
Press into 8×8 baking dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Keep these refrigerated.
I have made so many variations of granola, and even when I follow the same recipe, I often end up with slightly different tasting results. Granola is a nice food to keep on hand for when I want something a bit sweet or need a snack. However, I don’t like eating that much oats because it always feels like too much. So I continually seem to decrease the amount oats I use and increase the amount of nuts/seeds. I made this past batch in somewhat of a hurry and was attempting to make it even more oat-less than usual. I don’t know if I’ll keep making it this way because pecans are expensive around here and our yummy organic butter isn’t cheap either. But in the meantime, I’m thoroughly enjoying this batch and do plan to make it again sometime.
I didn’t really measure the seeds or nuts, so those measurements are estimates.
5 cups rolled oats
2 cups pecan pieces
2/3 cup pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
2/3 cup shredded coconut
A bunch of cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
a couple squirts of vanilla extract
Turn oven to 350F. Using 9×13 glass baking dish, toast the oats in the oven for about 3 15 minute intervals (stirring in between) or until they are beginning to brown and smell flavorful (not sure how else to say that).
Mix all the other dry ingredients together in medium size bowl.
Dissolve the butter and honey together on the stove on low heat (I usually dissolve my honey and oil in a bowl by adding about 1/2 cup of boiling water, but sometimes it does not completely dissolve and it may become too watery. This is the first time I did it on the stove. Because I was using a frozen stick of butter, it was on the stove for a good while and I think this (and because I used butter instead of coconut oil) is the reason it tastes so amazing.) Add vanilla. Once dissolved, remove from heat.
Once oats are toasted, mix everything together and return it to the baking dish. Bake for about 2 15 minute intervals (stirring in between).
There you have it. The tastiest granola I’ve ever made. I hope I can duplicate it in the future!
This can be a true gluten-free recipe if you specifically buy gluten-free oats. While oats themselves do not contain gluten, they are usually processed in places that process gluten grains and may carry trace amounts of gluten. Though am I allergic to most gluten-grains, oats are not on my allergy list and so I’m not picky about getting gluten-free grains.
This is a simple mix of oatmeal, millet, and quinoa. The millet and quinoa give a nice texture and also add some protein. This type of meal is usually called a hot cereal, but I make a big batch and put leftovers in the fridge, and then eat it cold whenever I want a quick snack.
4 cups water
1/2 cup millet
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
1/2 TBSP cinnamon
1-1/2 cups blueberries
unsweetened coconut milk
Bring water and millet to a boil. Just before boiling, add quinoa. Once boiling, cover and lower heart and simmer for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, add oats and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
If it gets to dry, add some more water or unsweetened coconut milk.
When done, add honey, cinnamon, blueberries, salt to taste, and mix evenly.
Serve with unsweetened coconut milk.