Lately I’ve been craving “sweet” breakfasts quite a bit. And if you have been following me for a while, especially on Instagram where I post my very realistic meals, you would know that it’s not something very usual for me. Normally I would have a plate with veggies and protein for brekky and be very happy with that. However I’ve decided to listen to my body and the cravings and give it something different every now and then. But no, I still wouldn’t have doughnuts for breakfast. That’s definitely not worth it. If I crave a “sweet” brekky I would make a nice gluten-free porridge instead (for example the Chocolate Porridge) or as lately my favourite Homemade Chocolate Granola (Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan) with coconut yoghurt. So if you are looking for some healthy breakfast inspiration you are at the right spot.
But maybe you are wondering why I put the word sweet in apostrophes? Well, both of these recipes actually don’t include any sugar or other sweeteners. So they are in fact not really sweet. Anyway, combined with berries or other fruit they perfectly satisfy the craving and don’t spike the blood sugar. Win win. Also once you reduce your sugar intake your taste buds would most likely recover and you’ll taste the natural sweetness of the used ingredients. But if you think that you just can’t do without any sweetener, feel free to add some to your liking. Just maybe not a white sugar. That’s some really nasty stuff. You can go for Erythritol when making a low carb version or honey if you apt for Paleo option (also more suitable for kids).
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- ½ cup flaxseed
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- ¼ cup raw cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Then add the coconut oil and mix everything again.
- Transfer the granola mix on a lined baking tray.
- Place the tray in preheated oven on 160 °C.
- Bake for 20 minutes, flipping the granola once with a spatula after 10 minutes.
- After the 20 minutes take the tray out of the oven and let completely cool.
- Serve the granola for example with your favourite yoghurt, milk, as a smoothie bowl topping etc.
- Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 10 days (it could possibly go even longer, but it gets eaten before that in our household).