Cashew Coconut Gluten-Free Granola
I am not sure why I dont make homemade granola more often. It is super easy and it has your kitchen smelling AMAZING!
I saw a post from @rachelmansfield on her chunky granola so I was inspired to make my own. To be honest this was not thought out. I took a look in my pantry, saw what I had, and mixed it together. Thats whats so great about making your own granola. The options are endless! you can also make it grain free by omitting the oats all together and just combining a bunch of chopped nuts, and maybe add some chocolate chips if you want some added sweetness.
After all the ingredients are mixed together you just press it down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake away!
As for timing I usually gauge it by the smell in my kitchen. Once you start smelling the cinnamon goodness check on your nola, and mix it around and pop back in the oven to bake for 10 more minutes. When you take it out after the next round it will look mushy but make sure to leave it out until completely cool and it will harden up like crunchy granola.
If you have any questions comment below! If you re-make please tag me in your photos! @stephi.paige on Instagram
1 cup GF oats
1/2 cup flaxmeal
1 cup raw cashews (chopped)
1 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
2 tbsp hot water
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
2.) Add the dry ingredients into a small bowl and mix well and set aside
3.) Add wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well
4.) Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix.
5.) Add the granola batter to the baking sheet and press down until you form it like the picture above
6.) bake for 15 min (but use the smell test as mentioned above since ovens vary)
7.) remove from oven and mix the granola up and place back in the oven for another 10!
8.) let the granola cool completely before transferring into a jar and storing so it hardens up (about 15-20 min)
I love to top granola on just about anything or have it plain with some almond milk :)
2-Ingredient FlaX CRackers
Why is it that the fewer the ingredients in packaged goods, and the more clean they are the more expensive!? Clean crackers can range anywhere from $6-$12 a box!
This weekend I decided to make my own crackers using just two ingredients....Yup two ingredients! (Well three if you count water as an ingredient)
Now dont freak out when you read the directions to make these, It will sound a lot more complicated than it actually is. There are a few steps to get the crispiness factor right, but its not complicated. Just take it one step at a time!
I buy ground flax meal at Trader Joes, but make sure you buy the flax seed already grounded, dont attempt to use whole pieces. Bobs Red Mill is also a great brand I love for flax meal and you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
All It takes is two cups of flax and 1 cup of water to form the dough, Then you can season it with whatever you want! I used my favorite Braggs 21 seasoning which is listed on my favorite products page. Everything but the bagel seasoning, or adding in some seeds to the batter is also a great choice!
Once you mix the flax with the water, and add your seasoning, you can keep mixing until a dough is formed
When you line your sheet with parchment paper you are going to want to spray it with some non- stick spray and then roll the dough out by placing another parchment paper on top. Make sure to spray both parchment papers with non-stick spray for rolling the dough out.
Once the dough is all rolled out you can then score the dough into crackers. Make them as thick or thin as you would like they will not change shape when baking since there is no baking soda or powder in this recipe.
I cant wait to try some other ideas for making my own crackers! I am thinking something sweet or cheesy next!
2 cups flax-meal
1 Cup water
1.) Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place one sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray. Take another piece of parchment paper (the same size) and spray with non-stick spray and set aside.
2.) Mix flax meal with water and desired seasoning for cracker. Mix well so seasoning is incorporated.
2.) place the dough on top of parchment paper on backing sheet, and add the other sheet set aside on top (sprayed side down).
3.) Roll out the dough or just press on the parchment paper until the dough has flattened out. I would try to make the dough super thin so it crisps easier.
4.) remove the top sheet of parchment paper and set aside you will need it later.
5.) Score the dough with lines to make square cracker shapes (be careful not to cut through the paper)
6.) Sprinkle seasoning on top and press down.
7.) Bake for 15 minutes. Then remove from the oven and place the sheet of parchment paper on top. Take another baking sheet and place on top of that, and flip the sheet over so now the other side of the crackers are facing up.
8.) remove the top sheet of parchment paper (some might stick which is okay). Add back into the oven for 15 minutes.
9.) remove pan from the oven and break apart the squares to place on the other baking sheet (make sure to spray it first) Bake the separated squares for 25-30 minutes.
10.) Let the crackers cool completely before eating. If you have some left over...(recipe should make about 45-55 crackers) You can store them in an airtight container and leave out for 5-7 days. You can also store these in the fridge and then pop them in the toaster oven to crisp up if you want to save for a later time.
Let me know if you re-make these, and what flavor combos you choose! These are a great way to get in that daily fiber! @stephi.paige
Vegan Everything Bagels
I LOVE bagels, and this bagel recipe is SO EASY! Takes about 15 or so minutes to whip up, and uses minimal ingredients by getting some help from the Simple Mills Artisan Bread mix, found here and Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer found here. Both mixes are super clean, no added junk or chemicals! I added a few additional ingredients for some taste, like Violife vegan parm cheese and of course Trader Joes everything but the bagel seasoning. (I can put that stuff on everything). Violife can be found at most whole foods, or you can sub real parm (if not vegan).
Making an egg using Bobs Red Mill mix is super easy. All you need for 1 egg is 1 tbsp of mix and two tbsp of water. Then you whisk it up and let it sit to thicken. Since this recipe calls for two eggs, you will just double it to two tbsp mix and 4 tbsp of water.
On the Simple Mills box you will follow the instructions for the dinner rolls recipe minus the eggs since you are using the egg replacer.
I use these silicon donut pans from amazon pictured below and love them! Really easy to clean too!:
I hope you enjoy these bagels as much as I do! They are even non Vegan eaters approved!
Vegan Bagels Recipe
1 package of Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix (+1.2 cup water,2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cidar vinegar)
2 "eggs" using Bobs Redmill Egg replacer
1/4 cup Vegan Parm (I used Violife )
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
1.) Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and spray donut tins with non stick spray(makes 12) and set aside.
2.) Mix 2 tbs bob reds mill egg replacer with 4 tbsp water in a small bowl and whisk well and let sit for 1 minute until it thickens to an egg texture.
3.) in a separate bowl mix the simple mills artisan bread mix with water, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar. Add in the egg mixture and mix well.
4.) fold in the parm cheese and a few sprinkles of everything but the bagel seasoning.
6.) add the mixture to the donut tins, and then spray the tops with cooking spray, and sprinkle everything seasoning on top.
7.) I like to press the seasoning down with my finger so they dont all come off after baking
8.) Bake for 25min, and let them cool before removing.
9.) If eating right away slice and serve, otherwise freeze them not sliced.
If you remake these please comment below and let me know how they turned out, or tag me on Instagram @stephi.paige
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