Cacao Coconut Quinoa Clusters Recipe Vegan Eli Brecher

These Cacao, Coconut & Quinoa Clusters are the perfect solution to your afternoon cravings and are guaranteed to settle that sweet tooth, whether as a snack or dessert after a meal.

As well as the addictively crunchy texture and the sweet yet sophisticated flavour, these chocolatey clusters are crammed full of goodness, from antioxidant-rich cacao to high levels of protein and fibre thanks to the quinoa, so they’ll keep you feeling satisfied.

What I love most about these Cacao, Coconut & Quinoa Clusters, is that they contain only 5 ingredients and can be ready in less than 10 minutes!

For more healthy snack ideas, check out my Chocolate Protein BombsQuinoa, Almond and Pumpkin Seed BrittleNo-Bake Granola BarsMacadamia Energy Balls or Super Seed Energy Bars

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Cacao, Coconut & Quinoa Clusters Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This recipe was developed in collaboration with Indigo Herbs, using their products.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until fully combined.
  2. Spread the sticky mixture over a lined baking tray, pack together well with the back of a spoon and bake for 8 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool and break into clusters. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Christmas Spiced Granola Recipe, Festive Xmas Cranberries Blog Vegan

I don’t know where this year has gone but it’s already November which means one thing from me: lots and lots of festive recipes coming your way! This Cranberry Christmas-Spiced Granola was made with colder mornings in mind so I’ve added lots of warming spices, from cinnamon to ginger, while the cloves and nutmeg give it a little extra kick.

The combination of maple syrup and date syrup offer the granola a greater depth to the sweetness, but feel free to switch these up for honey, molasses or agave nectar if that’s your preference!

This Christmas-Spiced Granola is perfectly crisp, with both a nutty crunch and a slight chew from the dried cranberries. It is made from only the most wholesome and nutritious ingredients and is a delicious way to get yourself into the festive spirit!

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Christmas-Spiced Granola Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This recipe was developed in collaboration with Indigo Herbs, using their products.

Ingredients

Makes 3 cups granola

  • 2 1/4 cups jumbo oats
  • 1 cups mixed raw nuts, roughly chopped (I used walnuts and Brazil nuts)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or rapeseed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tbsp date syrup (or extra maple)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place the oats and nuts in a large bowl.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, except cranberries, to a saucepan and stir together over a low heat until fully combined. Pour this liquid over the dry ingredients and mix together until the oats and nuts are completely coated.
  4. Spread the mixture onto the lined baking tray and use the back of a spoon/spatula to pack it together tightly. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and stir the mixture to ensure even baking. Sprinkle over the cranberries then return to oven for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Chocolate Strawberry Banana Baked Oats, Vegan RecipeThis recipe for Chocolate, Banana & Strawberry Baked Oats is comfort food at its finest: a hearty bowl of porridge meets a decadent chocolate cake – can you think of any better way to start the day?! It’s bound to keep you full all morning, particularly when served with a handful of fresh fruit on top!

I’ve had a few requests for some more nut-free recipes so I’ve eliminated all nuts from these Chocolate, Banana & Strawberry Baked Oats! This recipe contains only 6 ingredients and is also vegan-friendly and contains no gluten/dairy/soy products, so it’s perfect for almost anyone with allergies/intolerances.

I’ve been incorporating some high quality plant-based protein powder into my diet recently as I’ve been trying to exercise a little more often (to aid with muscle recovery), and I’ve found that Link Nutrition’s Chocolate Fudge Protein works a treat in this recipe – it has a wonderfully smooth consistency and contains no artificial colours or flavours. It also offers a wide range of amino acids as it’s made from 4 different plant-based sources of protein!

Don’t worry if you don’t have any protein powder at home – you could just add a couple of spoonfuls of cacao/cocoa powder for that chocolatey twist. In fact, that’s one of the wonders of this recipe – it’s extremely adaptable, so you can switch up the fruit or seeds you use, and try out different types of milk (I’ve tried this with homemade coconut milk using creamed coconut, as well as with chocolate soya milk which was delicious!).

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Chocolate, Banana & Strawberry Baked Oats Recipe

Please click HERE to see the recipe on Link Nutrition’s website!

 

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Peanut Butter Sea Salt Granola RecipePeanut Butter Sea Salt Granola Recipe

There’s a reason I named my Instagram @CerealAndPeanutButter , and if you haven’t already guessed it, let me spell it out for you: there’s nothing I love more than spooning peanut butter straight out the jar or tucking into a bowl of crunchy granola. So I don’t know why it took me so many years to consider fusing the two foods together, but now I’ve been making this Peanut Butter Granola every couple of weeks for over a year – and looking back, I wonder how I survived so long without these sweet nutty clusters in my life!

This recipe makes such a lovely personalised gift idea – I love putting it in little paper bags or jars tied with a ribbon for friends and family, and it always goes down a success. In fact, it’s been so popular among family and friends that I’ve started selling it! So if you’re based in London and you’d rather order it directly from me than make it yourself at home, just drop me an email: elibrecher1@gmail.com 

I actually do the same with all my granolas, having seen the smile in brings people to receive a jar of this – Chocolate Chip Quinoa Granola, Pecan Pie GranolaAlmond Butter & Coconut GranolaNutty Cinnamon Granola and my Banana Nut Crunch Granola!

The sea salt in this recipe really brings out the flavour of these delicious baked oats. It taste incredible when sprinkled over a smoothie or on top of an Açaí Bowl. Add it to your Chocolate Mousse for another level of texture, chuck it over your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake, or just have it with fresh berries and a splash of almond milk!

Peanut Butter Sea Salt Granola Recipe

Peanut Butter Sea Salt Granola Recipe

Salted Peanut Butter Granola Recipe – Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Makes 3 cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of jumbo oats
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 6 heaped tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 165 C and line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.
  2. Melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and maple syrup together on a low heat over the stove, then remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt until fully combined.
  3. Place the oats in a large bowl, then pour over the liquid and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spread the granola mixture on the lined tray with a spatula/back of a spoon, and press it together so that clumps form.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and stir to ensure even baking. Sprinkle over the raisins, press together with the back of a spoon/spatula again, and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes, then allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Peanut Butter Sea Salt Granola

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Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Birmingham-based food blogger Charlotte who’s sharing her recipe for CHOCOLATE CHAI-SPICED WAFFLES. Also known as @charlotteemmma on Instagram, she takes a particular interest in how the foods we eat can affect our mental and physical wellbeing. Studying psychology at both undergraduate and master’s level has helped Charlotte explore the complex interactions between food and health at both biological and social levels. Charlotte aims to show that healthy, plant-based eating can be easy, accessible and delicious and creates recipes which help promote this message. Over to Charlotte… 

Waffles are my absolute favourite weekend breakfast. There is nothing better than getting up a bit later than normal, putting on a pot of coffee and hearing the waffle iron sizzling away in the corner of the kitchen! I’ve recently started experimenting with gluten free baking and I’ve found gluten free flour to be quite a challenge to work with, but these waffles made with gluten free self-raising flour (Doves Farm) worked a treat. Better still, the chocolate and chai spices work really well with my favourite breakfast topping of all – chocolate peanut butter! 

Chocolate Chai Spiced Waffles Vegan Gluten Free Recipe Eli Brecher cereal and peanut butter

CHOCOLATE CHAI-SPICED WAFFLES RECIPE (VEGAN, GF)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 and ¼ cups gluten free self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp carob syrup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch salt

Method:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and prepare according to model instructions – you may need to grease it with a small amount of vegan butter or coconut oil if your waffles tend to stick.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir in water and mix well using a wooden spoon.
  4. When your waffle iron is up to temperature, spoon 2 tbsp of mixture into each waffle mould and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the waffle iron and repeat until you have used all the mixture – mine made 8 small waffles.
  5. Stack the waffles on a small plate and top with anything you fancy! I used chocolate peanut butter, stewed raspberries, banana stars and gluten free granola. Try making your own toppings such as this Almond Butter Coconut Granola, this Nutty Cinnamon Granola, and a spoonful of homemade Raspberry Chia Jam.

 

Don’t forget to check out Charlotte’s blog: poweredbypeanutsblog.wordpress.com 

 

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