I’ve been looking for quick and healthy breakfast alternatives to cereal, bagels, or eggs. I’ve also been looking for ways to incorporate more nuts and seeds into my diet. Hence the creation of ‘seedy nutty sweet chunks’.
Its a simple formula:
- Choose healthy, organic binding agents. This binding agent typically doubles as a sweetener. I mashed bananas (finally found some fair trade organic ones at my local store!) and dates, and later added a bit of honey and maple syrup.
- Choose your nuts and seeds. I chose an extra nutritious blend of walnuts (chopped), brazil nuts (chopped), chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds.
- Choose your seasonings. I used cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and the smallest pinch of salt. And I’m still regretting not grating some ginger into this mix.
- Mix and mash your ingredients together, then plop the whole lump in a baking pan and spread evenly to the edges.
- Bake at 250 degrees (or less, to preserve nutrients and enzymes) for about an hour (or longer, depending on heat), or until it reaches your desired crispiness level.
- Let cool, cut into chunks, and serve.
The wonderful thing about these, aside from the taste and nutrition, is their versatility. They can be breakfast, yes. They can also be guiltless snacks when cravings hit. These in particular are sweet enough as a dessert also. AND, you can use them as seed bombs for some good ol’ guerrilla gardening!