Saturday, September 1, 2012

Paleo Breakfast Cookie Granola

The genius behind today's post came from my reader Erin, who shared her love for my Paleo Breakfast Cookies. She commented on the original post a couple of weeks ago, sharing the simplest but most clever idea!

Instead of shaping the mixture into individual cookies, Erin took to crumbling the whole thing on a baking sheet, thus creating crunchy bits her family dubbed "cookie granola."
As much as I love to cook, I'm always looking for ways to avoid being careful and neat. I also used to eat more than more share of granola and "healthy" cereal in my past, so the notion of a new take on paleo granola really appealed.

The kids and I loved this. Today I used unsweetened shredded coconut, hemp hearts, and raw pumpkin seeds as my add-ins. I debated throwing some chocolate chips into the mix, but I (accurately) predicted I'd probably eat more than my share and tried to be virtuous.

We loved picking up the crunchiest bits right off the baking sheet, but I ultimately ate a small bowl with a little coconut milk and organic raspberries to finish it off.
 Thank you Erin for breathing new life into one of my favorite recipes!

9 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how many times I've prepared this recipe. I pack breakfast and lunch for my husband every day and this is the one thing he requests the most. Every time he comments on how very good it is. He takes some homemade coconut milk with him in a glass bottle and voila! His breakfast cereal! Thank you so much!!

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  2. Aw, love it! Thank you for sharing and so glad he likes this one. I am just envisioning a gorgeous photo with a glass bottle of homemade coconut milk :)

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  3. Me too. picturing that good looking glass bottle of homemade coconut milk -yummy

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  4. Look at this link and tell me it's not your recipe. And she didn't give you credit. http://www.ourpaleolife.com/2013/07/paleo-banana-bread-granola/

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  5. Thank you so much for the catch and for calling her out on it! While I try to always assume the best about others (and her reply to you was friendly), it does seem pretty obvious she was trying to claim the recipe as her own.

    Such a common occurrence these days but never ceases to be frustrating! It's a lot of hard work to create recipes (particularly the baked goods). Thanks for supporting me!

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