Pumpkin Pecan Freezer Oatmeal Cups (gluten free, vegan)

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On my off-days from the gym, I usually make a smoothie and drink it on the way to work, but if I’m hauling ass and lifting weights at 6am, you can be sure I want something a little more substantial. And since I’m even more pressed for time than usual on those mornings, I need something that can be prepared quickly. As promised, I’m going to be sharing with you as many of my on-the-go breakfast solutions as I have to offer, and this is one you won’t want to miss out on!

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Apple Chai Granola (gluten free, vegan)

Apple Granola 7

Sometimes inspiration strikes when you least expect it – like a jolt of lightning from the celestial sphere – and sometimes it comes in fits and starts, with a half-formed idea materializing  here and another somewhere over there. Recipe development tends to be the latter for me, but the emergence of an idea, and then an improvement on that idea, still never fails to surprise me. For example, sometime a while back I decided I wanted to do another granola recipe and started running through fruits and flavours that I like. With apple season upon us the answer came pretty quickly – I’ve already got apples on the brain – but the question of where to go from there eluded me. I didn’t just want apple granola, and apple cinnamon has been done before (and many times over). Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Granola (gluten free, vegan)

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Well, this is it… my last recipe posting until we get back from Europe in August. Not to worry, I won’t be abandoning you lovely people entirely, but for obvious reasons I won’t be doing a whole lot of cooking over the next two months.

I’m in the middle of packing, and this granola is definitely on my to-bring list! I know finding gluten free breakfast foods is going to be a challenge, so it’ll be great to have this on hand for those extra hungry mornings or for something to much on in the afternoon if we’re trekking off the beaten path – apple sandwiches, anyone? This granola is great on it’s own or in some almond milk or yogurt as a homemade cereal. The pictures don’t do it justice, but I promise, the moment you get a whiff of this baking in the oven, you’ll be sold! It is just heavenly. Continue reading