Grand Cran Granola Muffins

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These tasty muffins have no refined sugar and are packed with nutrients. You won’t find a muffin this healthy yet scrumptious on any grocery store shelves!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Nana’s All Natural granola
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 3 TB maple syrup
  • 2 TB coconut oil
  • 2 TB coconut milk
  • 1 TB Mila (optional)*

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mash bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in coconut oil, maple syrup and coconut milk.
  4. Add granola, coconut flakes and Mila (optional).* Mix well.
  5. Gently add the strawberries.
  6. Line a muffin tin and fill each about half way.
  7. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

*For details and to purchase Mila go to http://lifemax.genesispure.com/products/display/2102/mila

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Nana’s-so-Popular Oatmeal Cookies

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Simply use your favorite Nana’s flavor and transform Nana’s granola into your favorite granola cookies. Hearty, with a terrific texture as well as flavor-packed!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Nana’s All Natural Granola (your favorite flavor)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2-1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla & salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  4. Add flour and baking soda blend to the butter & sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in granola.
  5. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 9-10 minutes.

Makes about 3-4 dozen. Cool and store in a tightly covered container.

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Apple Lovin’ Apple Crisp

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Everyone loves apples, especially these apples! Easy to make, kids love spreading the topping… and eating it when it’s ready!

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and sliced-about 7 cups
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Topping

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup Nana’s All Natural Granola (your favorite flavor)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place apples in a 9×13 baking dish. Toss with lemon juice and coconut sugar.
  3. Rearrange apples pressing down on them so they are even in baking pan.
  4. In a bowl, prepare the topping by mixing together the flour, coconut sugar and Nana’s Granola. Cut the butter into topping mixture with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles course meal. Mix in nuts.
  5. Sprinkle topping over the apples, and pat down, making sure apples are covered.
  6. Bake about 45-50 minutes until apples are bubbling up side of pan and topping is golden brown.

Serve with creme fraiche, ice cream or whipped cream.

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Nana’s Greatest Gluten-Free Granola Scones

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This is a weekend favorite around our house. It is fairly versatile – you can add fresh, frozen, or dried fruit, and even try different types of flours depending on your preferences. The scones pictured are gluten-free*, made with my Tropic of Ginger Granola and fresh blueberries.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • ½ cup Nana’s All Natural Granola (your favorite flavor)
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup half and half/or buttermilk
  • ½ cup berries of your choice (fresh, frozen or dried)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Mila (optional)**
  • Sugar or cinnamon for top (optional)

How to Make Granola Scones:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, salt, cinnamon and Mila into a large bowl.
  3. Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until the size of small peas.
  4. Stir in Nana’s granola, buttermilk, and berries. Mix with spatula until moistened.
  5. Knead dough against sides and bottom of bowl. Drop the batter in mounds onto an un-greased baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar and/or cinnamon (optional).
  7. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 8 to 12 scones.

*Nana’s Granola is not certified gluten free, though it is made with all gluten free ingredients.
**For details and to purchase Mila go to http://lifemax.genesispure.com/products/display/2102/mila

Nutritional Value: With a full scoop of Mila** I estimate each scone has about 300 mg of Omega-3s along with great fiber and protein from Nana’s granola and Mila.

Variations: Another combination I tried this fall was adding pumpkin puree, nutmeg and clove–it was a hit!

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Grant’s Favorite Granola Cookies

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These are my grandson’s beloved cookies; he looks for them whenever he’s visiting!

Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cup Nana’s All Natural Granola (your favorite flavor)
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup broken walnuts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TB molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Sift together in a large mixing bowl flour, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once the butter has melted remove from heat.
  4. Beat one egg with an egg beater (I just whisk it). Add milk, vegetable oil, the melted butter, and molasses to the egg.
  5. Add the egg and milk mixture to the flour mixture. Stir well.
  6. Stir in raisins, broken walnuts and Nana’s All Natural Granola.
  7. Drop the batter, one spoonful at a time onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes until the edges are brown.
  8. Remove the cookies with a spatula and let cool on wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen.

*** Also try dried cranberries and or chocolate chips, some dried unsweetened coconut and a little nutmeg or maple syrup instead of molasses.

Enjoy!

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Nana’s Streusel Topping (Great also for Pies and Crisps)

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Adds another dimension of texture to pies and fruit crisps, this topping is best added before cooking your pie or crisp.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup of Nana’s All Natural Granola (your favorite flavor)
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2-3/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Cut butter into flour until crumbly.
  2. Mix in brown sugar, oats, granola, and nuts (optional).
  3. Sprinkle topping over pie or fruit crisp.
  4. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top

Makes enough for two pies or one large fruit crisp.

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Berry Luscious Scones

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This is a berry lover’s favorite  a recipe I adapted from the Joy of Cooking.

Ingredients:

    • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    • ½ cup Nana’s All Natural Granola – Berry Luscious
    • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup half and half OR buttermilk
    • ½ cup fresh or frozen berries
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Sift together into a large bowl: whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and ground flax seed (optional).
  3. Cut in cold unsalted butter, using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until the size of small peas.
  4. Stir in: Nana’s BerryLuscious Granola, fresh or frozen  and the half and half or buttermilk. Mix with spatula until moistened.Knead against sides and bottom of bowl. Drop the batter in mounds onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle with: sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 to 12 scones.

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Goodness Inside

Almonds
Banana Chips
Dried Blueberries
Cane Juice
Cardamom
Cinnamon
Dried Coconut
Coconut Nectar
Coconut Oil
Cranberries
Ginger
Hemp Seeds
Maple Syrup
Oats
Pecans
Pumpkin Seeds
Raspberries
Sunflower Oil
Sunflower Seeds
Vanilla Extract
Walnuts