I had quite a few ideas for this one - pancakes (I love pumpkin ones and will freeze a big batch), muffins (which I enjoy baking, but didn't really purchase in the past anyway), soup (we make a wide variety versus buying), chili (but my husband often makes it and it's never the same), pasta sauce (although we still buy it at times), so I landed on granola as it is a staple in our house these days. The most recent recipe I tried involved lentils, but I was inspired to use lime when I received my Food & Nutrition magazine in the mail and thus we have Lime Coconut Granola.
1/2 cup large flake rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup nuts/seeds of choice (I used pumpkin seeds/pepitas, pecans, and walnuts), roughly chopped
2 Tbsp hemp hearts
2 Tbsp wheat germ
zest of a lime (~ 1 Tbsp)
1 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp canola oil
1/4 cup raisins
1. Heat oven to 350F.
2. Line a pan with parchment paper.
3. Place coconut, nuts/seeds in a pan and lightly toast over medium low heat. Set aside.
6. Spread evenly on pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.
7. Sprinkle with raisins and cool.
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Steph Langdon, RD