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Our Favourite Healthy Granola Recipe – Francie Healey

Happy Sunday RWYK family! Today Francine Healey, a mental health counselor and the author of Eat to Beat Alzheimer’s, returns with a delicious recipe for Granola that we can create with our kids. Francie is stopping by today with some great advice about feeding our brains, making our own homemade granola as some store-bought granola is so loaded with fat and calories. The solution? Make your own homemade granola- since you know exactly what’s going into it, you can keep it low-sugar, but still totally delicious.

In this interview, Francie  talks about taking charge of our kids health by incorporating tasty, healing foods into their diet and shares a healthy recipe of Granola that makes a nourishing and energy-sustaining snack food. This recipe is filled with nutrients which provide efficient fuel for the brain, support methylation, and hormone health. Be sure to make this recipe with your kids & have fun!

Here’s more information about Francie Healey

Francie is a health and wellness counselor, who combines her expertise in nutrition and mental health. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Health Counselor in private practice. She holds a Master’s degree in counseling and a certification in health counseling. Her public speaking topics include: brain health and diet, eating well on a budget, self-care and self-worth, infant and child nutrition, and the connection between food and mood.  Francie works privately with clients both locally and nationally.

Francie’s first book, Eat to Beat Alzheimer’s, is a manual for health and cooking.  It provides nutritional science and education to help readers become well-informed on the connection between the food they eat and how it affects their brain health now and in future years.

Granola Snacks Recipe

Prep

Granola

1 & 1/2 cup Walnuts/Almonds

1/2 cup dry dates or 1/2 cup unsweetened Cranberries

2 tbsp Almond Flour

1/3 cup Liquid Coconut oil

1/4 cup Maple Syrup

1 tbsp Vanilla extract

3 & 1/2 cup of rolled oats

1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds

1 tbsp Pine Nuts

1/3 Almond butter

1 tsp Cinnamon,  1/2 tsp Nutmeg 1/3 Cardamom

1 tbsp Chia Seeds & 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened Coconut

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and in a small bowl combine all the liquid ingredients and stir it.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  • Spray some coconut oil on a large baking sheet, spread the mixture out and firmly press it down until it is packed nicely into the pan.
  • Bake at 275 for 1 hour at , or until the top is golden brown.
  • When the granola comes out of the oven it should be nice and golden brown, extra crunchy on the outside and just slightly soft and chewy on the inside. Let cool completely and freeze it.  You can also freeze granola as you would cookies or other treats — wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and/or in resealable freezer bag.

Serve

Dish onto plates, enjoy!

If you like snacking on granola….you will simply love this! Perfect to nibble on in the morning or as a portable snack when you’re out and about, granola really goes a long way!

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Would you like to see more delicious recipes for the whole family? Check out Francie Healey’s website for more information.

Websites: http://www.eattobeatalzheimers.com

http://foodtohelpwithdepression.com/

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Twitter: @FrancieHealey 

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franciehealey

 

 

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