This is a quick way to make a snack, cold breakfast or add it to your dessert. Granola is very versatile. Most kids love it. It is healthy, crunchy, it has fiber and protein. The raisins have iron. The Ceylon cinnamon has great health benefits (see below). It is just a great component to have ready in your kitchen at all times.
In a medium bowl add oats, honey, oil, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Combine well.
Place the mixture on parchment paper and baking sheet. Spread throughout to make an even layer.
Bake for 10 minutes, stir the granola and place back in the oven for another 8-10 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let it cool for about 15 minutes.
Place the granola in a medium bowl, add the raisins and chocolate chunks and combine.
Serve as snack, as cold cereal, over ice cream, yogurt, with fresh fruit, etc.
Why Ceylon Cinnamon?
Ceylon cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. These properties mean Ceylon cinnamon supports your immune health. Ceylon cinnamon was part of a study that showed it enhanced antioxidant enzyme activity. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318386
Arepas are made with corn flour, and usually stuffed with cheese, and several other fillings. I learned how to make arepas from a dear Colombian friend that also lived in Venezuela for several years. That is why my recipe has a twist, because it is not quite traditional, but oh so tasty!
I have an arepa maker that cooks the arepas, but you can also cook them in a pan or griddle. This recipe makes about eleven arepas.
I have to tell you, once you try arepas, you are going to eat them forever. You cannot live without eating arepas at least once a month. It is just one of those meals that are so full of flavor, with so many options for fillings, and a crowd pleaser.
We all know how special the mothers in our lives are, so we need to do something nice for them. I suggest we surprise them with a nice brunch made by you. My favorite kinds of gifts to receive are the ones the person has made. What matters the most to me is the thought and effort put into it.
In this guide, I will provide you with a list of recipes that you can choose from depending on what you think the mother in your life would like. Don’t forget to add some flowers (from your garden or store bought) and if you can print out a menu for her, it will be a nice little detail that she won’t forget.
You can make a frittata with fresh baked bread and blueberry jam. Another option could be; frittata, a slice of bread with pesto, fresh strawberry lemonade and coconut cookies. It does not have to be fancy, believe me when I tell you that anything you make she will appreciate and love. Choose a few options that you think she will enjoy, get the ingredients and be a chef for a day! (wink wink)
I hope you and the people around you enjoy this special day. We all have so much to be thankful for. If you have lost your mother, my heart goes out to you. I am sure you cherish many memories with her. I am sending you a big virtual hug.
“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate”. Proverbs 31:31
“Her children rise up and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29
Add the oil to a wok or medium/large skillet and heat to medium-high.
Add the vegetables and meat and sauté until the meat is golden.
Add the Tamari/Soy sauce and stir.
Add the rice and combine.
I wanted to create this recipe because it is a great way to use up frozen veggies and meat. Cooking white rice is easy and adding frozen veggies and soy sauce makes it a flavorful meal that can be done in less than a half hour. Perfect for when you are in a hurry and need a meal done quickly. The added veggie meat is optional. I cook a badge of seitan, cut it in stripes and freeze it so I have it ready for recipes like this.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and gently spring back.
Allow to cool for at least 5-7 minutes before removing from the muffin tins.
Transfer the muffins to a dish and sprinkle lemon zest over. Pour lemon glaze over.
The juice of one lemon
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Whisk together the lemon juice, the powdered sugar and the lemon zest until you get a glaze consistency. Add more powdered sugar or lemon juice if needed.
*This recipe was adapted from a recipe provided by the Institute of Culinary Education and Chef Tracy Wilk. The original recipe included almond flour, I substituted it for coconut flour to make it more allergy friendly. I also added the shredded coconuts and lemon zest. You must serve these muffins with the glaze, it makes them decadent and delightful.