Orange Cranberry Granola

Light and crunchy, just the right amount of sweet with a subtle hint of spices to illustrate this holiday season. This granola came out perfect. As usual I made a big batch to have around as well as gift. You can cut the recipe in half if you don’t eat much granola, but this keeps for weeks, so don’t fear making a lot and putting it in a sealed jar.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sprouted buckwheat
  • 1 cup small oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (soaked at least 4hours)
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 cup raw pecans (soaked 8 hours)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp clove powder
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Steps:

  • combine everything in a large bowl
  • lay on dehydrator sheets
  • dehydrate at 115 *F for about 12 hours or until desired consistency
  • store in airtight jars for weeks
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Orange Sesame Creamy Dressing

The creaminess comes from tahini. So not only is this dressing delicious, but it is also nutritious as sesame seeds are an important source of omega 6 fatty acids, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc which all play an important role in bone mineralization and red blood cell production, to name a few.

High in “good” fat and protein, sesame seeds are a great addition to any diet, especially a vegetarian one 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup raw tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • zet of 1/2 an orange
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 1 TBS red wine vinegar

Steps:

  • Put everything in blender and blend until well combined
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. It will thicken a bit in the fridge, which I think is a good thing.

I used this dressing on a roasted vegetables and raw kale salad, and it tasted perfect 🙂

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