What is your go to breakfast?
Mine has got to be granola cups. They are so quick and easy to do that my monkeys and I have them nearly every weekend.
I am not sure how I came up with the idea for these but I guess I am always looking for something delicious to give my little ones and they do love it.
You can change up the recipe as you wish and replace the coconut with any other chopped nuts, the maple syrup with agave syrup and add dried fruit if you want. Fill them with your favourite yoghurt or smoothie. Top them with any berries or other fruit there are no limits to your creativity. These are so versatile and you can see from my Instagram pots that I had them in all sorts of varieties.
The best thing is they are refined sugar free and of course vegan.
So have a go and let me know what you think. please also tag me in Instagram if you do post a picture as I am very curious and would love to see your creations.
Recipe is below
delicious any time of day
Mix all ingredients in a bowl
Line two 4 inch (10cm) tartlet cases with parchment paper
Firmly press the mixture into the two cases
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes, no need to preheat the oven
Fill with your favourite yoghurt and fruit and enjoy
So if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen what event got me making these bars. It wasn’t a pleasant event and I am still considering what I am going to do about it.
My little guy James told a boy in school that the bar he brought to school which was a shop bought bar was full of sugar and that he shouldn’t be eating it.
Our granny who is minding the boy and collects them from school was then approached by the teacher tell her about what James said, basically asking to tell James he shouldn’t tell the others that their food is bad for them. I do understand that James maybe shouldn’t have given out about the food others eat but the point is that it is school policy that the kids are not allowed sugary treats in school and James obviously wanted a bar himself when he was telling the other kid it was full of sugar.
He asked me to make him some granola bars and so I did.
I don’t think James was at fault though because the other boy shouldn’t have brought those bars as they are not allowed but yet the other boy’s parents were not approached. I think I will have to talk to the teacher. What do you think?
Anyway back to granola bars. These are refined sugar free full of nutrients from our beloved goji berries and chia seeds and make a great snack whether to enjoy with your coffee for elevenses or have for breakfast.
So have a go try them and let me know what you think.
Goji Chia Granola Bars
Delicious snack for anytime
I a bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
in a different bowl mix together the peanut butter, tahini and syrup. Microwave for about 20-30 seconds depending on your microwave, but basically until the mixture has an even consistency
Mix into the dry ingredients and add the goji berries
Spread in a tin lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated over at 160 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes. Just watch that the bars don't get burned around the edges
So, do you think you can rely on the Irish weather or the Irish weather forecast?
Nope, you cant.
This Saturday we were supposed to get beautiful sunshine and 20 degrees. Did we get it?
No we did not. It was a freezing horrible day and so so windy. But the optimist that I am I got up early and made beautiful popsicles for my little monkeys. We ate them anyway with big jumpers on.
So if you feel summery and in the mood for some popsicles the recipe is below.
Coconut Cream and Berry Popsicles
Perfect for a hot summer day
Beat the aquafaba with a mixer until stiff. Gradually add the sugar until it becomes a shiny marshmallow fluff
Now beat the coconut milk with a mixer until it is fluffy
Gently combine the two creams
Mash all your berries and mix 1 tbsp. into the cream mixture
Spoon the remaining berry mixture into the bottom of each popsicle mould.
Spoon the cream on top and freeze until well set.