Need a more filling breakfast?



I know there are many people who do not eat breakfast. I am not one of them. I always have a bowl of healthy cereal between 5:30 and 7 am, depending on what time my little princess wakes me up.  This breakfast is healthy but not very filling. I am hungry again by 9 am or so.  I added about 1/4 cup of this granola to my regular bowl of cereal and I find that I am much fuller most of the morning!!
I love to make granola bars with chia seeds that are amazing, but this weekend I made chia granola that is really out of this world!
Chia seeds are teeny tiny black seeds, that look almost like smaller poppy seeds. They have this great crunchy taste in baked goods. But, if you put chia seeds in a liquid, they turn into a gelatinous, almost egg like consistency. You can use this as an egg replacer in vegan baked goods. You can also turn chia seeds into a pudding like mixture.
If anyone has any recipes that they want me to share, feel free to post a comment here or send me an email cookwith5kids@gmail.com
I do not have a picture of this recipe either. My recipes have been so yummy lately that they are all eaten up before I get my camera out for a photo.

Chia Granola
can easily be doubled for a bigger batch of granola!
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 T vanilla
Preheat oven to 300
Line two baking pans with parchment paper or silpat.
In a big bowl mix the oats, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, chocolate chips, brown sugar, pistachios, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
In a separate bowl mix together honey, coconut oil and vanilla.
Pour liquid over the oat mixture.
Stir well.
Spread onto baking sheets evenly in a thin layer.
Bake for 30 minutes total, stirring and checking it every 10 minutes.
Let granola cool.
Store any leftovers, if you have any, in an air tight container.
Enjoy with almond milk, coconut milk, or regular milk!


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