Never work before breakfasts. And if you have to work before breakfast, have breakfast first- Josh Billings.
Funny chap, this Josh Billings, isn’t he? But he has a point though – we all heard it hundreds of times “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.
I used to be known as the breakfast-skipper though – I would not get up early enough and my stomach would only wake up around 10ish to demand something chocolat-y like a croissant or a cookie. This has changed over the years though and now I like to kickstart my day with a strong coffee and a healthy breakfast.
But since going lchf-paleo, I have been asked numerous times what I eat for breakfast – as in contrary to our friends from Britain or the U.S., German breakfast is basically 90% dominated by baked goods. Or cereal. So everybody seems kind of lost what I actually eat, when cereal is off the menue.
And oh I loved my cereal – Mini wheats, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops and I even attempted Captain Crunch during my first time in Canada. My lovely friend Jasmina tole me she once told her mom “this girl only eats cornflakes for dinner” to describe my eating.
Wow. I am so proud.
That is why I started to miss some crunch in my paleo breakfasts lately – no offense, I love eggs, veggies or the odd greek yoghurt with berries in the morning, but sometimes you just wake up easier with some crunching. So I started to play around again, got some pinterest inspiration and came up with delicious, cinnamon-y, grain-free granola to top my breakfasts with.
- 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
- 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp slivvered almonds
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- liquid sweetner of your choice (e.g. honey, agave, stevia ...)
- Mix up your nuts and season with cinnamon - stir well and then add the liquid sweetner of your choice and mix again.
- Spread the granola mix on a baking sheet and bake the mix for about 20 - 25 minutes in your oven at 180°.
- Occasionally stir the mix during the baking process, to prevent burning and making sure that all of the ingredients turn goldenbrown and crunchy.
- Served best with (nut) milk of your choice or on top of a fruit salad or greek yoghurt.
- Store the granola in a air-tight container.