This rise and shine breakfast granola will help you start your day off on the right foot! Eat it alone or enjoy it with your favorite yogurt or chia pudding!
For some reason, Mondays always feel like a day for a fresh start. Monday is a great day to sit down and set an intention for how you want your week to go.
This Monday morning, I started a new meditation practice that I have committed to do first thing in the morning every day to start my day off in a calm and more mindful state. I had my first practice this morning and I can tell you it was really great to take 5 minutes to just breathe and focus my attention inwards before jumping out of bed and rushing to start my day. I’m definitely trying to be more mindful about slowing down and taking the time I need for myself.
Another really important aspect of starting my day off right is having a healthy and nourishing breakfast. I can’t function throughout my day if I don’t eat something in the morning to help energize me in a healthy way.
This rise and shine breakfast granola is one of my favorite go-to breakfast. It’s so easy to make and can be stored in your cupboard for weeks in a jar or container. (Though mine never lasts that long!)
It’s loaded with healthy whole grains, nuts, seeds, and sweetened naturally with maple syrup. I usually enjoy some of this granola with fruit & almond milk, yogurt, or sprinkled on top of some chia pudding.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add the oats, rice crisps, mixed nuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a bowl.
- Mix the coconut oil maple syrup, and vanilla
extracttogether in a small bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until combined.
- Spread the granola out on your baking sheet pressing down until its spread out evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Store in an air-tight container or jar in your cabinet.
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Tips & suggestions:
- I like using a mix of almonds and pecans in this recipe, but use any nuts you like!
- You can use any neutral flavored oil (or a butter) if you prefer to coconut oil
- If you need more make sure to try my fig & walnut granola recipe!