1 and a half cups of Bob’s Red Mill Raisin bran stone ground muffin mix
1 half cup of vanilla protein powder
3/4 cups water
1 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tbsp. dried currants
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 handful berries-then chop them ( I used blackberries)
Mix all together then fill muffin pans and bake at 400 degrees for 13 to 15 min (make sure you put them in paper cups or spray the pan so you can remove them nicely) If you have most of these ingredients you will be good but the coconut and currants are definitely optional!! A mix of berries would be great too! These are a lower carb option at about 20 g of carbs each! Enjoy!
Microwave for another 1 and 1/2 min (oatmeal is tricky so you have to keep an eye on it when it is in the microwave or it will explode-not fun to clean up but not the worst thing that can happen in your day!)
Slice your favorite berries or apples and top off (about 1/2 cup chopped)
Essential to a balanced breakfast, you have your clean oats (complex carbs) and protein (Greek yogurt, almond butter and powder) with a kiss of natural sugar from the berries!!
Combine above ingredients and bake into 3 batches on cookie sheet at 350 for 20 min-giving it a shake halfway through
When you take pan out of the oven drizzle 1 tbsp of pure honey over baked mixture and let cool.
Let cool for 10 min then add 1/3 c dried black currants, 1 heaping tbsp of the coconut flakes and 1/4 c mini choc chips to each “batch”.
Store in tight container in fridge. 1 serving is 1/4 cup which makes about 40 servings. My rule with granola making-always share with your friends and family-spread the love!!
Some facts about the black currant:
*More than 5 times the vitamin C of oranges
*As high as banana in potassium
*More calcium than any fruit
*Contain more phosphorus and potassium than any other fruit
*Second only to elderberry in iron and protein
Enjoy with milk, plain by the handful or with Greek Yogurt!! Pairs really well with Almond Breeze Coconut Almond unsweeteded almond milk! (45 calories per cup!!)