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This heart-healthy Protein Granola Breakfast bowl guarantees a powerful start to your day. It is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, all contributing to satiety and energy for hours.
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ C. Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
1/3 C. Desiccated coconut flakes
¼ C. Hemp seeds
2 Tbs. flax seeds
2 Tbs. chia seeds
1/3 C. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ C. Honey or maple syrup
2 Tbs. Fresh orange juice
¾ tsp. ground ginger
¾ tsp. kosher salt
Optional: dried fruit, cacao nibs
1 32-oz tub Organic Whole Milk Yogurt
3 blood oranges, peeled, sliced, or other fresh fruit of choice
Optional: Honey and pomegranate arils for garnish
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, seeds (pumpkin, hemp, chia, and flax), ginger, cinnamon, and salt; stir well. In a separate smaller bowl, combine oil, honey, and orange juice; stir with a whisk. Pour oil mixture over oat mixture and mix well to coat. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
Bake, stir and rotate the sheet from front to back every 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let the granola cool completely before stirring in optional add-ins (dried fruit and/or cacao nibs).
The granola will continue to crisp up as it cools, so patience is key here. Wait at least 30 minutes to ensure it’s sufficiently crunchy before diving in.
Place 1/2 cup yogurt in a bowl and top with a handful of granola and sliced oranges. Drizzle each bowl with honey and garnish with pomegranate arils, if desired.
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