Food

Sunbutter Cookies

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1 cup sunbutter
1 cup turbinado sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
1 cup nuts (I blended mine for a few seconds to make a flour that had some chunks)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cacao pieces

Set oven to 350. Mix together sunbutter, sugar, vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Shape dough into balls (if it’s too sticky add more but flour). Drop onto cookie sheet (I use baking stones). Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cool. Hide a few from the kids and enjoy!

Granola: A recipe

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4 cups whole oats

3 cups nuts (any kind) I used almonds and chopped them in a food processor a few seconds

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup olive oil ( melted coconut if you prefer)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

1 cup of raisins (to be added after baking)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (excluding raisins) and mix well. Mix wet ingredients separately, then pour over dry mixture until all oats are well-covered. Transfer to greased baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Turn mixture a bit and bake another 10 minutes.

Let cool on pans and break up, leaving some chunks (if you like). Add raisins, then transfer to pretty mason jars or whatever your heart desires. Serve with Brown Cow Maple yogurt, milk, or just eat by the handful like my kids (and husband) do. Enjoy! (I double this for our family and it barely lasts a week)

This recipe was adapted from one my friend Sandy Kittinger gave me. Thanks, Sandy!

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