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Healthy(ish) Granola

I’ve always loved granola.  It’s my “go to” for a healthy(ish) breakfast.  I love to mix it with Greek yogurt and fresh berries.  However, it wasn’t until I had a child that I really began to appreciate it.  Oats are magical…especially if you’re nursing.  They’re a natural way to not only get things moving, but also to increase milk output.

img_0962When my baby was only drinking breast milk, I began to make my own “Boobie Bars.”  I didn’t just eat them for breakfast, I ate them throughout the day.  They were so easy to just pop in my purse and grab any time I needed a snack.

I still make Boobie Bars just because they’re great to have around, but now I mostly make simple granola.  Each batch is basically the same, but I like to change it up if I have some fun stuff in my pantry.  My family loves it – especially when I add it to ice cream or pancakes.  Yum!

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or dried fruit (optional)
  • 1 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon flax oil

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all the ingredients
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up)
  4. Spread the granola out on the sheet
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes

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