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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Crunchy and Creamy Breakfast in a Jar

I might have mentioned that the newest issue of the Diner News is all about food in jars. This one is so easy. Truly for the lazy among us. I love the different textures and flavors going on. For something so simple, the taste is not simple at all. It is so easy to gather your ingredients, line up a few small jars, fill them up and then have them ready for those harried mornings.

Sometimes we are tired of eggs. And sausage. And bacon...well maybe not bacon. Sometimes I miss something sweet and I don't want a smoothie. Sure, there are muffins. I like those too, but on weeks when I have made a savory muffin, these crunchy and creamy breakfast jars are a real treat. They are really versatile and full of stuff that is good for you. Seeds and coconut, cocoa nibs and flax. You have the dry part pre-assembled, ready to add your choice of milk or yogurt. The combination of coconut and cocoa nibs is so good. The cocoa nibs add a rich flavor and crunch, so try to use those if you can find them. I found mine locally at Sprouts.

These servings are not big, but they are satisfying. You may be surprised how they will stick to the ribs. You can always up the serving size if you want, but I find these to be just right for a quick weekday breakfast or an evening snack.

Crunchy and Creamy
Breakfast Jar
 
3 tbsp coconut chips
1 tbsp cocoa nibs (aka cacao)
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground flax seeds
1 packet stevia or other sweetener

Stir in 3 tbsp of one of the following:

Coconut Milk - 267 calories, 5 g carbs, 23 g fat
Coconut and Almond Milk blend - 249 calories, 4 g carbs  21 g fat
Greek Yogurt - 273 calories, 6 g carbs, 22 g fat
Almond Milk  - 247 calories,  4 net carbs, 20 g fat

Let stand at least 5 minutes. Enjoy.
                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                              Jar before adding milk or yogurt


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22 comments:

Momoftwoteens said...

Hi. What are coca nibs? Thank you

Mschenten said...

How much of the liquid (milks) do you add?
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It says..... 3 tbsp of ONE of the following right above the liquids. I had to read it again.

Anonymous said...

What see coca nibs?

Anonymous said...

Are...?

Lisa Marshall said...

Cocoa nibs are small, broken-up chunks of cacao beans, which are used to make chocolate. They are not sweetened and have no added ingredients.

Lisa Marshall said...

Yes, choose your milk--coconut full fat, coconut milk beverage, coconut/almond milk blend or almond milk. Use 3 tablespoons (or more if you choose)

Mschenten said...

I understand it to be 3 T of the "cereal" but how much of the milk? Three Tbls of that also?

Anonymous said...

The directions say:

Stir in 3 tbsp of one of the following:

Coconut Milk - 267 calories, 5 g carbs, 23 g fat
Coconut and Almond Milk blend - 249 calories, 4 g carbs 21 g fat
Greek Yogurt - 273 calories, 6 g carbs, 22 g fat
Almond Milk - 247 calories, 4 net carbs, 20 g fat

So 3 Tablespoons of your liquid

Anonymous said...

The directions say:

Stir in 3 tbsp of one of the following:

Coconut Milk - 267 calories, 5 g carbs, 23 g fat
Coconut and Almond Milk blend - 249 calories, 4 g carbs 21 g fat
Greek Yogurt - 273 calories, 6 g carbs, 22 g fat
Almond Milk - 247 calories, 4 net carbs, 20 g fat

So use 3 Tablespoons of your choice of the above liquids.

Anonymous said...

The directions say:

Stir in 3 tbsp of one of the following:

Coconut Milk - 267 calories, 5 g carbs, 23 g fat
Coconut and Almond Milk blend - 249 calories, 4 g carbs 21 g fat
Greek Yogurt - 273 calories, 6 g carbs, 22 g fat
Almond Milk - 247 calories, 4 net carbs, 20 g fat

So use 3 Tablespoons of your choice of the above liquids.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for all the repeats :(

Anonymous said...

I just ordered all of the ingredients from Amazon. I've been thinking of making a "cereal" like this and this looks perfect. I'd like to premix all the ingredients and then measure out one serving at a time. Looks like about 6 tablespoons total, which is approx. 1/3 cup of "cereal." Do you by any chance have the measurements for making a big bag of this at once?

Linda Barnes said...

Has anyone tried this heated up?

Lisa Marshall said...

When I make this up as a big batch, I pit them a serving at a time into the jar. I think if we put multiple servings into one big container, we would have a distribution problem. The small chia seeds and flax would fall to the bottom of the container while the coconut chips would all be at the top. By putting all the ingredients in the serving jar, I know the distribution stays the same.

Lisa Henson said...

This is a very delicious breakfast! I always check the calorie, fat, carbs and protein of recipes and I came up with different totals. I used the nutritional information on each of the actual packages of ingredients I used. I came up with 412 calories, 39.9 grams of fat, 3.8 net carbs, 3.3 grams of sugar and 9.1 grams of protein. Why do you think my totals are so different from yours?

Lisa Marshall said...

I checked mine on My Fitness Pal. So many sources do differ, so I don't know how to explain the differences.

Denise@DigiHaven said...

How long will these last pre dairy product? I have 2 dozen small canning jars :)

Anonymous said...

Can you use coconut flakes?


Rose Prince said...

Just wanted to warn everyone...When I went to buy the cocoa nibs (cacao) I was almost fooled by the ones that have sugar in them. There were two identical looking bags sitting side by side to each other. I grabbed one, but then decided to read the ingredients. One had sugar, the other was unsweetened. It was labeled in such small lettering that I almost missed it. SO I'm warning you all that the unsweetened ones are the ones you probably want if you're truly looking for low carb/no sugar.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

This tasted amazing and was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you :)