The boys asked me the other day why we never eat cereal.
Like what? Like other kids do. What are you talking about? You know, Mom, like
Cherrios or Corn Flakes. I'm sure that you can find an organic kind of
Okay, I get it. What do you think about granola? You can
make granola? Sure. And it's organic? Sure.
4 C rolled organic oats
1/2 C sugar in the raw
1/2 C organic unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 C raw organic cacao nibs
1/4 C organic flax seed meal
1/2 t smoked sea salt
1/3 C canola oil
3 T raw honey
dash of ground ginger, ancho chili powder, ground nutmeg
4 t organic chocolate extract*
In a large bowl mix oats, sugar, coconut, cacao nib, flax
seed meal, and salt. In a saucepan heat canola oil and honey until warm. Remove
from heat and whisk in chocolate extract. Pour this mixture over the oat
mixture and mix thoroughly till everything is completely coated.
Spread this evenly on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake
at 300º for about 20 minutes until slightly golden brown. Don’t stir during
baking. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.
*Chocolate extract offers a rich and smooth chocolate
flavor, without adding sweetness.