Thursday, March 22, 2012
Among Friends Thursday - Carolyn's Maple Pecan Flax Granola
This treat is very heavy on the nuts, but it is oh so yummy. Carolyn added the health benefits of flax meal and whey protein. Those help bind the granola, and make it better for us too. The sweeteners are erythritol and stevia. That is my personal favorite combo of sweeteners.
Out of pecans, I subbed walnuts. Out of butter, I subbed coconut oil. Both worked well. I, like Carolyn, love maple flavor. The Low Carbing Among Friends cookbook also lists an all almond and vanilla version. This was great, and I am sure there is room to play around with the nuts and flavorings. Ready to try this recipe? It is on page 169.
This is good as a cereal, like the way I used to eat granola. It is good as a yogurt topping, or on a berry bake. One of my favorite and easiest ways to enjoy a good granola, is to chill a can of coconut milk. Scoop out the solid portions, and add some berries and granola. Then you have a fantastic breakfast. A smart breakfast choice without eggs. Yeah! Lots of good for you fats too. Nothing like that low fat granola I used to make. Better. If you don't have our book, go order it already! (just click on the link on the right of the page)