Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raw Nut based Granola

We have made raw granola using sprouted buckwheat for several years now. This week, looking through The Complete Book of Raw Food i found a nut based granola recipe.
It is 2 cups of almonds soaked for 24 hours, 1 cup of sunflower seeds soaked for 8 hours, pumpkin seeds soaked for 8 hours. The nuts are drained and processed in the food processor. Then 2 apples are processed with a tablespoon of cinnamon. This mixture is dehydrated. for 24 hours. After dehydrating, 1 cup of raisins were added as were 1 cup of ground flax and dried (fresh, no sugar added) cranberries. This can store for up to 3 months.
BUT so many people don't have a dehydrator, so how could someone wanting a raw healthy protein, plant-based breakfast make this?
This is what i suggested my mom do.
She processed 2 cups of almonds, 1 cup of sunflower seeds, 1 cup of pumpkin seeds in the food processor. This mixture is stored in the refrigerator. For breakfast she takes a 1/2=3/4 cup of the nut mix, adding a 1/2 apple chopped, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground flax seed, and 1 tablespoon raisins. She then adds the milk of her choice.
I realize that the benefits of the enzymes from the nuts and seeds soaking/sprouting aren't there but compared to a typical breakfast, this is pretty beneficial for most people. My mom told me this is easy, filling, and helping stabilize her sugar.

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