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Fall and Winter: Breakfast

Posted Mar 10 2011 1:35pm

Red Dates and Goji Berries Granola Mix

In Chinese Medicine, the cycle of our body is similar to the characteristics of the four seasons- the Spring and Summer’s blossoming characteristics of externalizing and spending- to Fall and Winter’s quiet characteristics of internalizing and recuperating. Therefore, we believe Fall and Winter is the best time for one’s body to build, heal, and recuperate, in preparation of the coming new year. This wonderful recipe is a mix of Goji berries, Red Chinese Date s , nuts, honey, rolled oats, raw coconut- a punch of goodness to nurture the body. Add some creamy yogurt, a bit of warm rice/almond milk for a satisfying breakfast.

Makes 4 cups

Calories: 260 calories per 1/4 cup

Red Chinese Dates and Goji Berries Granola Mix

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raw whole almonds, halved
  • 1/2 cup raw organic coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ghee (or unsalted butter)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup red chinese dates, torn into bite size
  • 1/4 cup of goji berries

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F; mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Melt butter with honey in small saucepan over low heat, then pour over granola mixture and toss well; spread mixture evenly onto baking sheet.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, or until it starts to change to a golden color, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add dates; mix to separate any clumps; bake until granola is a rich golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes longer. Cool. Can be stored airtight for up to 1 month.
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