Healthy Granola Breakfast Bowl with Blueberry Chia Jam

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I have been working on my own granola recipe for a while now taking inspiration from other yummy homemade granolas on the interwebs and working them into something that I now make on a weekly basis because I seem to be inhaling it and making for friends as gifts too.  Are you a Granola fan?

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These jars were some prizes I made for the school trivia night dart throwing into balloons competition, it gets wild in the burbs I tell you!

So, the granola recipe I’ve put in a separate post all on it’s own extolling it’s virtues but for ease today here it is again

Healthy Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 C brown or golden linseed (flaxseed)
  • 1/4 C sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 C pepitas
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds (either black or white)
  • 1/2 C dessicated coconut (go for organic if you can with no sulphites)
  • 1 C almonds (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C coconut oil
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 and line an oven tray with baking paper
  2. Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl (except cranberries) and stir to combine
  3. In a microwave or cooktop melt the coconut oil mixed with the maple syrup and once melted stir through the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour coconut oil mix into the dry ingredients and stir through to combine
  5. Put the mixture into the prepared tray and bake for 30 minutes in total. Every 10 minutes stir the mixture well
  6. With 5 minutes to go add the cranberries and stir through
  7. Once golden remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray
  8. Store in an airtight container (big glass jars are ideal)
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/09/healthy-granola-breakfast-bowl-with-blueberry-chia-jam/

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Yum, I really can’t get enough of this at the moment

 

The other weekend when I was at a really special lunch at The Grounds we were served up these little cups of deliciousness.

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The point of this, not just to tease you with photo’s of pretty food, is that underneath the jam and the yoghurt was granola which got me to thinking…I make granola, I’ve got yoghurt and I make a really yummy, refined sugar free jam, I can do this!  So I did and… voila! The healthy granola breakfast bowl with blueberry chia jam is now at thing in the BE&S kitchen!

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My Blueberry, Vanilla & Chia Seed Jam recipe is here along with a yummy raspberry one too (and step by step photo’s) but like with the granola for ease here it is again just for you…

Ingredients

3 C frozen blueberries

3 Tbsp maple syrup

2 Tbsp black chia seeds

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

1. Put blueberries & maple syrup in a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil so the blueberries start melting, about 1 – 2 minutes. Stir regularly

2. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes then mash with a potato masher or fork

3. Add in the chia seeds and simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes until it thickens to a consistency that you like your “jam” to be. Stirring regularly

4. Once it has thickened into a “jam” remove from heat and add the vanilla extra and stir through.

5. Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week, if it doesn’t get gobbled up before then

(makes about 1 1/2 cups)

Now it’s not rocket science how to make the breakfast bowls; a layer of granola, a layer of greek yoghurt and a dollop of the jam and then you have a cafe style breakfast in your own home.  Happy Days! Sure to impress at brunch and just quietly is a really nice after dinner treat too!  Tastes extra special when you mix all three layers together!

Want some other really easy but fancy looking breakfast ideas? How about 3 breakfast “parfaits”, or chia pods, or layered chia breakfast bowl. Feel like brunch now?  Maybe you could serve one of these up for a special Fathers Day breakast?

Do make your own granola?  What’s your favourite meal of the day?

 

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10 comments on “Healthy Granola Breakfast Bowl with Blueberry Chia Jam

  1. Kat - The Organised Housewife
    September 3, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Wow this looks amazing! I love Granola, will be giving your recipe a try. Thanks Victoria.:)

    • Vicki
      September 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Kat, I love granola too and I think I’ve got this one about right, I hope you like it. x

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    September 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    We used to make our own granola, although we haven’t for a while. I love the idea of the jam and yoghurt! Delish! I wonder if you can make the jam in the Thermomix?

    • Vicki
      September 3, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      I’m sure you can, I do it on the cook top but every time mean to give it a go in the Thermie – when I do I’ll update the recipe just for you! x

  3. Simone
    September 3, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Yes, I totally agree that this would be a great after dinner treat. Yum!

    • Vicki
      September 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Breakfast, brunch, dessert it works anytime! Thanks for stopping by

  4. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    September 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Look at you, you clever thing!!!! I want some of your stickers!!!! This sounds amazing… and I’m sp glad the weather is warming up and I can try this! Delish! Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party xx

    • Vicki
      September 5, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      You were the inspiration behind the granola so thank you! x

  5. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    September 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    This looks so yummy, I really need to make my own granola much more!

    • Vicki
      September 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      I’m hooked on it at the moment. x

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