Tag: walnuts

Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Grain Free Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

You will truly have a breakfast of champions with this delicious yogurt + granola situation. Homemade coconut yogurt is a fun alternative to the ever popular breakfast of chia pudding, and the probiotic twist gives this breakfast an added boost. You can make this yogurt in larges batches, and have a fridge full of coconut yogurt for weeks! Granola is a classic, and has always been a favorite of mine. Feel free to swap in whatever nuts or sweetener you like. If you want to skip the yogurt making, purchase this yogurt. It is my absolute favorite coconut yogurt money can buy. Enjoy!

Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Grain Free Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Grain Free Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Grain Free Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Grain Free Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

Yields 4 bowls


 

2 cans coconut milk (I like Natural Value BPA Free Organic Coconut Milk)

2 teaspoons cassava flour (optional, this thickens the yogurt)

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2-3 probiotic capsules (prebiotic free)*

*the probiotics must be prebiotic free or the fermentation will not happen properly


 

Sterilize two glass jars and lids. Set aside.

Place cans of coconut milk in a bowl. Whisk in optional cassava. Open probiotic capsules, and dump the inside powder into the bowl and stir well.  Add the maple syrup. Pour into sterilized jars and allow to sit in dehydrator at 110 for about 12 hours. You can also place your jars in a turned off oven, with the oven light on, for 12-18 hours.

Remove from dehydrator or oven and allow to set in fridge, about 6 + hours.

Top granola with beautiful berry and our delicious Grain Free Granola (recipe below)!


 

Grain Free Granola


 

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 pecans

1 cup almonds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 pistachio or almond flour

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup maple syrup


 

Preheat oven to 375. Stir all ingredients until well mixed. Place on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until desired crunch is reached. Allow to cool. Store in air tight jar.

Enjoy!

Easy Paleo Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

This granola is the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy, like granola should be. Throw it together in one bowl and back it off! That simple. You can adjust sweetener, adding more or less, to your liking. I used Xylitol once, and it worked perfect. Have fun!

Paleo Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Paleo Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Paleo Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Paleo Granola \\ Sweet Laurel

Easy Paleo Granola

Yields about 2-3 cups granola


 

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 pecans

1 cup almonds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 pistachio or almond flour

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup maple syrup


 

Preheat oven to 375. Stir all ingredients until well mixed. Place on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until desired crunch is reached. Allow to cool. Scrap off pan with spatula. Store in air tight jar.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Walnut Cake \\ Sweet Laurel

Cranberry Walnut Cake // Sweet Laurel

This will be short and sweet as I am surrounded by family and want to get back to the festivities! One of my favorite things about this cake is that it makes a great flavor refresher after weeks of super yummy, but at times a bit heavy food. It also works nicely as a gift to bring for a New Years party because it is easy to transport. Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!!

Cranberry Walnut Cake // Sweet Laurel

Cranberry Walnut Cake // Sweet Laurel

Date Walnut Cranberry Bread

For 2 mini loaves or one standard loaf

½ cup blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup date paste
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ cup walnuts , chopped
½ cup cranberries

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Place flour, salt, baking soda, date paste, eggs, orange zest and apple cider vinegar in blender. Blend on low until date paste is incorporated into the dough. Add the walnuts and cranberries and stir. Pour into two greased and lined mini loaf pans and bake for 30 minutes.

Cool completely, take out of pans, and enjoy.

Date Walnut Brownies \\ Sweet Laurel

Date Walnut Brownies // Sweet Laurel

Our Date Walnut Brownies are oh so good!  Not only are they sweetened with nature’s candy (dates), they are Vegan, grain free and dairy free.  These minimalistic bites of chocolate bliss are so simple, and that’s why I love them.  With 7 everyday pantry items and a food processor or blender, you’re minutes away from a truly healthy indulgence!

Date Walnut Brownies // Sweet Laurel

Date Walnut Brownies // Sweet Laurel


Date Walnut Brownies


Ingredients:

1 ½ cup walnuts

10-12  dates (depending on how sweet you like it), pits removed

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

2 tablespoons cacao

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Preheat your oven 350.

Assemble the flax egg: In a small bowl place the tablespoon of ground flaxseed.  Pour three tablespoons of water over the ground flax and allow to sit about 5 minutes.

Mix walnuts and dates in a food processor.  Once blended, add remaining ingredients.  Pulse until ingredients are mixed well.  Pour batter into a standard size loaf pan (8.5 x 4.5 inches) lined with parchment paper.  Bake about 8-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Once cooled cut into little squares.  Enjoy!