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Ping’s Crunchy Super Granola

I love granola but could never find one that had all my favorites in one package.  i decided to come up with my own that was nutrient dense, packed with flavor and gave you energy for those in-between meal hunger pains. Since my recipe has not nuts in them, they are a fantastic snack to pack in your child’s lunchbox  too.   Also, these are fabulous in a bowl swimming in coconut milk!  You will save money and have so much more flavor and nutrients than anything you can get at the market.

Ping's Crunchy Super Granola
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Quinoa packs in protein. Chia seeds give you so much energy that marathon runners drink a mix of it with lemon water the day of the race. Also flaxseeds are high in omega 3 as well grade B maple syrup has nutritious minerals in it. These ingredients puts the super in my granola!
Ping's Crunchy Super Granola
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Quinoa packs in protein. Chia seeds give you so much energy that marathon runners drink a mix of it with lemon water the day of the race. Also flaxseeds are high in omega 3 as well grade B maple syrup has nutritious minerals in it. These ingredients puts the super in my granola!
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a big bowl.
  2. Mix the liquid separately and then combine with the dry ingredients.
  3. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Allow it to cool and then mix in the chocolate chips. Viola! Yummy granola!
Recipe Notes

You can add any dry ingredient in addition or in replacement of dried cherries.

If nuts aren't a factor, feel free to add your favorite nuts to them.  About 1/2 cup would be fine without changing any part of the recipe.  I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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Easy GF-Vegan Double Chocolate Brownie

My kids go to an amazing progressive school and one teacher is gluten-free and the other is gluten-free vegan.  Having so many dietary restrictions makes it hard to treat yourself to dessert.  So, I wanted to make them brownies that are just as good as the real thing and just as  rich, chocolatey and decadent. What I came up with so happen to be somewhat healthy too!  One bite and you can barely tell the difference from my brownie and the standard brownie in taste but you will feel much better eating this one!  It was a hit with the teachers, my kids and even, my hard to please (I like the real stuff) husband!

 

Ping's Easy GF-Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies
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This brownie recipe taste so decadent that you will forget that it's almost healthy!  Super easy if you have a good blender because you just throw everything in the blender. This recipe can be easily doubled and placed in a 9x12 casserole dish without changing the baking time. Feel free to add nuts if you like too. 
Ping's Easy GF-Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies
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This brownie recipe taste so decadent that you will forget that it's almost healthy!  Super easy if you have a good blender because you just throw everything in the blender. This recipe can be easily doubled and placed in a 9x12 casserole dish without changing the baking time. Feel free to add nuts if you like too. 
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or I used my Blendtech (like vitamix) where I blended until smooth - which i had to mix with a wooden spoon and blend a couple of times.
  3. After blended I mixed in the chocolate chips except for a handful.
  4. Grease a 8 x 8 glass pan with coconut oil and then pour and spread the mix evenly in the pan.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining chips on top and then bake for 25 - 30 minutes. I baked mine for 25 and let it sit for 10 minutes since we like it a bit gooey.
Recipe Notes

*    Non vegans can substitute flaxseed for 1 egg.  The results make a richer brownie and adds more protein.

 

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