Archive for March, 2013

Recipes Using Our Awesome Granolas

March 26, 2013

Here is an easy snack idea using Chef Sonia’s Original Blend Granola. (The Original Blend has Pecans, Cranberries, Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar, Canola Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Organic Wheat Pockets, Raw Wheat Germ, Flax Seed Meal, and of course Rolled Oats. All toasted up to a perfect Crunch.)


Simple Apple Tart in 30 mins.

Wash 3 green apples. Slice the apples into thin slices. You can leave the skin on. Set aside. Simmer together 2 Tb of brown sugar and 3 Tb of water in a saucepan to create a simple syrup. Toss the sliced green apples in the hot sauce. The heat from the syrup will wilt the apples. Unroll puff pastry dough. Using your fingers, press together any cracks. Arrange the apple slices as you wish on the dough in a thin layer. Bake in a 400 F oven til pastry dough puffs and becomes golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool a bit. Slice into squares and sprinkle with original blend granola.  Serve immediately and enjoy! 
 

Fancy Apple Slice by Sonia Chang at Whole Foods Market in Hastings Ranch

This is a great tasting treat that will wow your guests and you don’t need to tell them how easy it is to make it. It also is a wonderful treat for your lunchbox or next picnic.

Hardware-knife, cutting board, butter knives, serving plate, bowl, 2 small bowls, paper towel

Software-fresh orange, organic fuji apple, organic granny smith apple, spreadable chocolate, peanut/almond butter, our Original Blend granola

Steps

  • Wash and slice apples
  • Cut orange in half and squeeze over the apple slices to prevent oxidation
  • Toss lightly to coat with juice
  • Pat lightly with paper towel
  • Using the butter knives, put some of each spread in small bowls so that you have one with chocolate and one with nut butter
  • Dip one third of an apple slice in a spread then top with granola.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.

Check if your child’s school is a peanut free zone. If so use your favorite almond butter or sunflower seed butter. I like creamy Barney butter.
Yogurt Fresh Fruit Granola Parfait by Sonia at Whole Foods Market

Here is a wonderfully simple and delicious breakfast or snack that kids can feel proud of and create all on their own. Put it in a tall clear glass for that perfect fancy touch to any brunch.

Hardware-egg slicer, colander, serving glass, spoon, piping bag,/Ziploc bag,

Software-fresh bananas, organic fresh strawberries, organic fresh blueberries, mint sprig, vanilla yogurt, granola,

Steps

  • Wash off fruits. Set aside
  • Using an egg slicer cut all the fruit into slices. Set aside in a small bowls
  • Scoop out yogurt into piping bag.
  • Squeeze yogurt into the serving glass
  • Add a layer of prepared fruit
  • Sprinkle with granola.
  • If you have room in your glass repeat the layering process.
  • To add the final touch. Top it with a fanned out strawberry and sprig of fresh mint.

Serve to your guests and receive lots of compliments. Enjoy

Crunchy Confetti Cornbread featuring our Jalapeno Granola (really)

You know how on Muffins the crunchy crumb topping is the best part. Well, here is a Cornbread recipe that has that same effect. And believe it or not, our Jalapeno Granola is the crunchy topping that gives it the magic touch.

Make your favorite cornbread recipe as you normally would. pour it into a pan or muffin tin. Top it with the Original Jalapeno granola by Chef Sonia’s.

Very important step.Tent and Bake. Loosely tent the pan with aluminum foil. The granola has so much maple syrup, that it will burn if it is not tented. At the last 10 mins of baking take the foil off and the granola will toast up nicely. do the toothpick test to make sure your cornbread is done.

This Tent and Bake step can be use when you top any of your favorite quick bread recipes with our Maple Cranberry granola. I do this to Banana bread, Cranberry bread. 

Enjoy!

 
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