Homemade Cinnamon Honey Granola
9 cups oats *see notes
1 cup organic honey (local is best)
1 cup organic coconut oil
1 t himalayan salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, broken (optional)
- Preheat oven 350*.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, salt, cinnamon, & pecans.
- In a small saucepan, mix together honey and coconut oil. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring to help break up clumps.
- Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
- Spread onto 2 large baking sheets, lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in oven 15 minutes for soft granola
- For a more cereal-like granola, stir granola and place back in over for another 10 min.
- Cool and store in air-tight container.
*I did a mix of old fashioned oats and quick oats, about half and half, to add more texture and variety.
*If you want them a bit crunchier, try using a higher oven temp and check after 15 min
Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice! I have been a lover of this season for a long time. I love all things pumpkin spice! However, the healthier I get the harder it is to find anything I can enjoy. So I found a recipe that I can make myself and enjoy without my body paying for it later.
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Now for the best part of this post, Pumpkin Spice Creamer! This is the perfect coffee creamer to kick off the fall season. It's made with vitality essential oils to give your body extra immune support. Not to mention that they make it taste amazing!
Spiced Pumpkin Creamer
- 2 cups Unsweetened Almond (or Coconut) Milk
- 1/3 cup Pumpkin Puree (organic is best!)
- 2 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality Oil
- 1 drop Clove Vitality Oil
- 1 drop Ginger Vitality Oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
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Gluten-Free Pancakes (no egg, no dairy)
- 1 cup gluten-free 1 for 1 flour
- 1 Tbs ground flaxseed (flax meal)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp himalayan salt (or sea salt)
- 2 Tbs pure maple syrup (can also use honey)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup buttermilk (see note)
- 1 cup almond milk
- Grease griddle and preheat (see notes for suggestion).
- In mixing bowl, combine flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. You can sift if you want it more fine. I skip this step because it seems to work fine to just mix it.
- In another bowl, combine maple syrup, vanilla, buttermilk (see note), and almond milk. Slowly mix in half of the liquid into the dry ingredients. Stir continually as you add the rest, 1/4 cup at a time. This helps keep it from being too runny. Mix until all the lumps are out of the batter.
- Place about 1/4 cup of mix onto prepared hot griddle.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until they start to bubble around the edges. Flip and cook the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove and serve.
DIY Soup Mix
- 2 cup powdered milk
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 Tbs chicken bouillon (see notes)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
Tater Tot Casserole
- 1 lb ground hamburger meat
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup DIY soup mix (see notes below)
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or water)
- 32 oz frozen tater tots
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Brown ground beef, season with salt and pepper.
- Add chopped onion, cook until tender.
- Meanwhile, mix soup mix with almond milk and set aside.
- In a 9x13 casserole dish, combine ground beef mixture and soup mix.
- Top mixture with tater tots.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes, until bubbly and tater tots are golden brown.