Alpha Omega Granola has it all from beginning to end! Loaded with flavor, texture and so many nutrients that your body and taste buds will be thrilled. It’s never been so easy to make a recipe that is a breakfast, snack, and dessert all rolled into one.
I love granola — but historically I’ve shied away from eating it. In most cases, I felt like the ratio of sugars to protein and healthy fats was too extreme. But everyone needs granola in their lives, so I set out to create a recipe that would be easy to make and load up my body with plant-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids and still give me that tasty, sweet crunch that I adore.
Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet — the beginning to end. Just like this granola — vitamins, minerals, fiber, complex carbohydrates, plant-based protein and Omega-3s — the beginning to end of the macro and micro nutrients! All of this without using nuts, so it’s safe for those with nut sensitivities too.
Another great feature of this recipe is the ability to customize it. If you like nuts in your granola, throw them in. Try out different dried fruits (dried blueberries have been a favorite in our house for years). Replace one ingredient in a nutrient category with more of another if it’s not on your list of favorites.
Let’s break it down:
Omega-3s: sprouted pumpkin seeds, raw shelled hemp seed, chia seeds and golden flaxseed meal.
Plant-based protein: gluten-free rolled oats, buckwheat groats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, raw shelled hemp seed, chia seeds, golden flaxseed meal and unsweetened coconut flakes.
Antioxidants: gluten-free rolled oats; buckwheat groats; sprouted pumpkin seeds; raw shelled hemp seed; chia seeds; golden flaxseed meal; unsweetened coconut flakes; dried cherries, raisins and apricot; cinnamon; coconut oil; maple syrup; and coconut palm sugar.
Alpha Omega Granola is delicious served up in a bowl drizzled with cashew milk or your favorite plant-based milk. Take it with you on the go for a snack that fuels you up for the rest of your day. I like to curl up at the end of a long day with a cup of hot tea and nibble on granola right out of the bag for a sweet but nourishing treat before bed. Have fun with this recipe and enjoy!!