Keeping Your Breakfast Healthy
Some mornings can be tougher than others—get the kids ready for school; get ready for work; get everyone out the door with full bellies— so you get bonus points if you offer something tasty and nutritious. For those mornings on the go, having homemade granola on hand can help. Oats, granola’s primary ingredient, are a fiber-rich whole grain that will compliment additional good-for-you ingredients such as dried fruits and nuts.
Try starting with this basic granola recipe, then add your favorite extras to make your own signature blend! 3 cups rolled oats 2 ½ cups raw nuts or seeds, or a mixture 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ cup oil (extra-virgin olive oil is suggested) ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener (e.g.,
maple syrup, honey) ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¾ cup chopped dried fruit
Source: Reprinted with permission from Whole-Grain Mornings: New Breakfast Recipes to Span the Seasons by Megan Gordon (Ten Speed Press, © 2013)