Breakfast

 

 

Granola with Wheat Germ, Seeds and Blackstrap Molasses 

Print Friendly 

Description:
The advantage of making your own healthy homemade granola is that you can avoid some of the hydrogenated fats and corn syrup found in many of the commercial brands. Granola made this way is also a heart-healthy snack food because of the relatively low fat content and the vitamins and minerals supplied by the grains, seeds, nuts and fruits. Oats and other grains are rich in magnesium and other minerals and vitamins which help keep cholesterol low. This recipe I like because of the blackstrap molasses. Blackstrap molasses is a very good source of iron. Particularly for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency, boosting iron stores with blackstrap molasses is a good idea--especially because, in comparison to red meat, a well known source of iron, blackstrap molasses provides more iron for less calories and is totally fat-free. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.
So, granola can be a quite healthy as part of a diet rich in natural grains and vegetables - and as a welcome treat for when you are working or playing extra hard.


Ingredients:
2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats
½ cup (125 mL) wheat germ
½ cup (125 mL) blackstrap molasses
1 tsp.(5 mL) cinnamon
¼ tsp. (1 mL) nutmeg
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla ½ cup (125 mL) shredded coconut
½ cup (125 mL) chopped nuts
¼ cup (60 mL) coconut, canola or olive oil
¼ cup (60 mL) sesame seeds
¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower seeds
½ cup (125 mL) dried fruit


Directions:
1. Mix together all of the ingredients, except the dried fruit, in a mixing bowl.
2. Mix well until the oil and molasses coat the rest of the ingredients.
3. Pour mixture into a large skillet and place over medium heat.
4. Stir mixture constantly for about 5 minutes, or until oats turn golden brown.
5. Remove skillet from heat, and stir in dried fruit.
6. Cool the granola and store it in a can or jar with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
7. Serve with or without milk, or serve it topped with yogurt.


Nutrient Information:
Iron Content: 46 mg. (whole recipe)


Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, High Iron, Low Fat, High Fibre, High Omega Fats


Category: Breakfast

Submitted By: OK In Health E-Magazine



Previous 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Next
Connect with Us
facebook    twitter

Body & Soul Wellness Fair - Vernon - March 2018


Wellness Tip
Celery
Think further than a Waldorf salad, with virtually no calories, celery is an excellent snack, and is an essential ingredient of many dishes such as soups and casseroles. A 100g of celery contains only 7 calories. Oriental medicine has long used celery to lower blood pressure.


Illuminate 2018 Psychic Fair - Kelowna


Wellness Directory
Evolution and Abundance Ltd.with Sheryl Parkin
Specialty: Angel Empowerment Practitioner
Using the modalities of Angel Connection, Reiki and Life Coaching, Sheryl facilitate your life journey through healing, guidance and support.
View Details


Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Event
Healing Massage Certificate Course
Date: Feb 17, 2018
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
Learn basic practical techniques to perform a healing massage, and also simple energy work to move energy blocks out of body.
View Details


Celtic Healings Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr


Article
What is Clairsentience and Clairaudience?
I want to share with you how easy it is to use your four main senses to communicate with your Angel Team. For this month I will focus on clairsentience and clairaudience.....
Full Article


Bodysentials - Youth Nutritional Product - Before and After school shakes


Recipe
Country Comfort Muffins
Category: Snacks
Description: This recipe is packed with raw seeds with just enough of a sweet balance that your family will love them!
This Halloween, don't forget to save those pumpkin seeds after you scoop them out. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious but also provide many health benefits. Such as: Prostate Protection, They promote overall prostate health and alleviate the difficult urination associated with an enlarged prostate. Also beneifical for Improved Bladder Function, Depression Treatment, Prevention of Osteoporosis, Natural Anti-Inflammatory, Prevention of Kidney Stones,Treatment of Parasites, Great Source of Magnesium. Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol. The same phytosterols that lower cholesterol also protect against many cancers.
Full Recipe


Celtic Angel Tour to Ireland with Cindy Smith & Maria O'Farrell Carr