Last Minute Maple Salted Granola

I decided to try Chrissy Teigen’s Salted Maple Granola a few weeks back. It’s so quick and easy and makes such a beautiful gift! It’s a little sweet but a little salty. And really good on top of plain greek yogurt or with berries!

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Ingredients:

+ 3 c old-fashioned rolled oats

+ 1/2 c unsweetened finely shredded coconut

+ 1/2 c chopped pecans

+ 1/2 c sliced almonds

+ 1/4 c sunflower seeds

I omitted sunflower seeds, you could add them or any type of seeds or nuts

+ 1/2 c vegetable oil or melted coconut oil

I used coconut oil

+ 1/2 c maple syrup

+ 1/3 c packed light brown sugar

+ 2 tsp vanilla extract

+ 2 1/2 tsp kosher salt

+ 1 c chopped dried cherries

 

The result is simply beautiful and tasty granola

In a large bowl combine oats, coconut, pecans, almonds, and and seeds you may have added.

In a small bowl whisk together oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add to the oat mixture + toss together.

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the granola on the baking sheet.

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Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally until golden brown

Once cooled add to clean bowl + stir in dried cherries

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Put into a mason jar + wrap some ribbon around it. Would make a great Holiday gift!

Can be stored in airtight container for up to two weeks

Guilt Free Hot Cocoa

Guilt free… almost. Now that the Holidays are nearly here… if you’re anything like me you’re probably looking for ways to enjoy some nearly guilt free indulgences as there are so many sweets happening throughout the Holidays.

This hot cocoa is a lightened up hot chocolate I would say. I can’t take full credit though as I found this recipe in a Keto book although I used vanilla almond milk instead of regular. I just had to share it with you as it is seriously delicious! It’s probably the yummiest hot chocolate I’ve had.

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Probably the yummiest hot chocolate I’ve had!

+ 1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

+ 1 tbsp cocoa powderΒ  + extra for dusting on top

+ 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

+ 2 tbsp Swerve

Swerve is a replacement for icing sugar. I’ve just recently discovered it. With the whip cream I didn’t taste anything different. It’s as if I had made it with actual icing sugar. You can find it on amazon or check your local grocery store.

Whisk on stove for 2-3 mins.

For the whip

+ 2/3 c heavy whipping cream

+ 1 tbsp Swerve

+ 1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat in a cold bowl on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form

Enjoy!