Banana Bread 1.0

 

Chocolate-Chip-Banana-Bread

Good morning Blue Monday. Apparently this is a thing, today is when we all start to break our news years resolutions, miss the festive period and the weather is a bit miserable. I think the best way to combat this is of course… Cake. This fixes all of life’s major problems, right?

Once again the weekend has slipped by without me knowing and it is Monday already (whaaaat??). It has been a cold one here in the UK with snowfall across most of the country. Our share was pretty disappointing but I took full advantage of being able to justify curling up on the sofa and watch movies all day, which pretty much sums up my Saturday.

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Coco-Nutty Granola | From I Quit Sugar

So a week has passed since I started my healthy October and I have survived, yay! So in case you missed last week’s post I have decided for four weeks in October to eat better and move more. The first few days were a bit tricky, suffering from headaches, which I am led to believe is from caffeine withdrawal. However, I stuck with it and I am feeling really good actually. Breakfast has been a challenge, eating eggs and mushrooms at 6am is just not appetising to me, I think I may have gone off grilled mushrooms as a result. This needed to be sorted as I just love breakfast so this weekend I have made coco-nutty granola from I Quit Sugar.

CocoNutty Granola Close Up

What is so good about this is that I will be able to eat it dry on the train or I can have it with a bit of unsweetened almond milk or just sprinkle a little bit on top of a smoothie bowl. I didn’t add any rice malt syrup but don’t feel like it is missing anything. I tasted a little as it came out of the oven and then I had to get D to put it in an airtight container and hide it from me because it tasted so good.

3/4 of a cup is one serving, which looks like a really, nice generous portion. So I am looking forward to munching on this this week.


Coco-Nutty Granola from I Quit Sugar

  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted
  • 225g Coconut Flakes
  • 280g Cup of roughly chopped, mixed, unsalted nuts – I used a mixture of pecans, almonds and pistachios. Add in some seeds if you like too.
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  1. Mix it altogether in a bowl and spread it out on a baking tray.
  2. Pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes, stirring half way through.
  3. Leave to cool before storing it in an airtight container.

I think this would be delicious using some oats instead of all the nuts, add some cacao nibs too or cacao powder. That is what I absolutely love about granola, it is so versatile and you can just adjust it to whatever you have in your cupboard.