Posted on December 19, 2008 by


Nothing gets your engine revving faster than a good high calorie breakfast!  During the holiday season, it’s especially fun to play with breakfast options.  Try these out!  (all of these recipes are in the Genesis Recipe section of the website!)

Almond Cherry Granola

This recipe calls for rolled oats.  If you don’t eat grains, you can substitute buckwheat groats.  Soak the groats overnight, rinse, drain well, and allow to dry (you can use an oven at a low temp or dehydrate them).  Then use them in the recipe below in the same measure as the oats.

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup non-sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dried sour cherries
1/2 cup golden raisins

Preheat oven to 300-degrees.

Combine oats and almonds in bowl. Mix in juice concentrate. Add sugar and cinnamon and toss.
Spread on cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in coconut and bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool.


Banana Nut Pancakes

made with rice flour instead of wheat.

1-1/2 cup rice flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1-1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 egg yolks – beaten
2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 egg whites
* coconut oil or olive oil spray for cooking

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum in medium bowl.
Stir in water, oil, honey, egg yolks, banana and nuts.
Beat egg whites in medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
Pour batter onto hot oiled griddle or skillet; cook on both sides until golden brown.

Makes 16, 4-inch pancakes.
Nut Muffins
No flour in the recipe!  You’ll find this in the grain free section in Genesis Recipes

2-1/2 cup ground nuts
1/2 cup honey (raw)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened

Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
After grinding nuts, leave in food processor.
Add other ingredients.

Add applesauce last depending on consistency.
Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake 15-20 minutes.

Yield: 12 Muffins

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