Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And the Winner of the Flax Challenge is.....

Thank you to everyone that submitted a Flax recipe! They all looked delicious and I can't wait to try out some new recipes that all have our little omega-3 friend-Flax Seed. There's no way I could have ever picked my favorite, or "the best" recipe, so I headed over to random.org to help me choose! Without further ado, The Winner of the Flax Seed Super Breakfast Bowl Challenge is....


Christine of Hot Mama Health with her
Nutty Granola 'n Flax

Ingredients/Instructions:

-1 1/2 C Oats

-1/2 C Ground Flaxseed

-3/4 C slivered almonds

-3/4 C walnuts

-3/4 C peanuts

-Salt to taste (added to dry ingredients above)


Mix dry ingredients above in a bowl and spread out onto a baking sheet w/ built up sides. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally.

-3/4 C Apricots (Chopped) or your favorite dried fruit

-1/2 C Raisins

-1/2 C Dried Mango (Chopped) or another dried fruit of your choosing

Chop the dried fruit and set aside.

In a pot melt:

-4 TBSP of vegan butter

once melted, mix in:

-1/2 C Packed brown sugar

-1/3 C Honey

-1/3 C Orange Juice

Stir until ingredients are completely mixed, remove from heat and add

-1 TSP vanilla

Stir.

When the nuts are done roasting transfer to a bowl and add the melted wet ingredients, stir. Once mixed well, add the dried fruit. Mix well.

Put granola in an 8 x 8 pan, pack in firmly. Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. When you see the sides are browning, it's time to remove.

Let cool completely, overnight is best.

Cut into granola squares OR take the squares and place in a large bowl and pull apart with hands to make a chunky granola!

Can eat plain, on top of oatmeal, or on top of your favorite yogurt! Delicious and rich, also makes a great dessert :)


Congrats Christine and thank you for the excellent recipe and photos! Send your mailing address to thesuperbreakfastbowlchallenge@gmail.com She will be receiving a Perfect Pancake Mix from Purely Elizabeth(gluten free and delicious!) and a whole slew of Vega Goodies and a tea top brew travel mug from Mighty Leaf Tea Company!

Thanks again to everyone who submitted a recipe! And if you haven't yet, don't forget to send in your lentil, quinoa, and walnut recipes! It's time to think outside the (cereal) box!

Cheers!

Elizabeth

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I just love giveaways so here's a few more you should know about: Simply Savor is giving away Maranatha Nut Butters, and Gena's giving away a Tribest Blender !!








6 comments:

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

yum! congrats Christine, that looks amazing! hope to make this soon!

barefootinit said...

Hey Elizabeth! Just found your blog! yummy...love, love, love food blogs...yay for healthy, whole foods!

Christine said...

Ohh thank you Elizabeth !! I am so excited...I have always wanted to try out Purely Elizabeth :) I'll send in my info!! :)

A Girl in a Apron said...

great blog! thank you!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

saw your guest post on eating bender and i have to say that i really want to try the recipe, sounds great!

KC said...

Oooh, homemade granola is a great idea!