Kona Coffee Granola

Serves: 9 cups
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup 100% Kona Coffee, ground
3 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light olive oil
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds, blanched
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup shredded sweet coconut
1 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup raisins
1 cup cranberries
non stick cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan simmer the agave nectar, maple syrup, sugar, ground coffee, vanilla, and salt on low heat for 5 minutes and then set aside to cool. In a large bowl add oats, almonds, walnuts, coconut, flax seeds and olive oil. Next pour the agave & coffee syrup into a fine mesh strainer over the oat mixture making sure to strain out the coffee grinds. Toss granola mixture together. Spray a large sheet pan (13 by 18 by 1-inch) with non-stick cooking spray and spread out the granola evenly onto the tray. Bake for 35-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve a golden color. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool. Finally add raisins and cranberries and store in an airtight container. Enjoy as a snack, in yogurt, or with milk for a new twist on breakfast.

coffee granola

Mother’s Day Crepes

Makes: 12 Crepes
Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Cooking Spray
Filling
1 (13oz) Jar Nutella, chocolate hazelnut spread
1 quart Strawberries, Sliced
2 pints Blueberries
Directions

Directions:
For the batter place all ingredients in a blender and mix for 30 second until smooth, and set aside. For the filling slice the strawberries and combine the blueberries in a bowl and set aside. Heat a 9-inch non-stick pan on medium heat, coat lightly with cooking spray. Ladle a small amount (1/4 Cup or 2 ounces) of the batter onto the pan and then immediately tilt and swirl so the bottom is coated evenly with a thin layer of batter. Cook the crepe for about one minute, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other for another minute. Stack finished crepes on a plate, Continue until all batter is gone. To assemble the crepes, spread about 1 tablespoon of Nutella on the crepe, add about 1/3 cup of fruit mixture, roll up like a burrito and serve.

Mother's Day Crepes Recipe

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Low-Fat Papaya Berry Yogurt Bowl

Serves: 2 people
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 Large Papaya
½ Cup Strawberries (or any Seasonal Berry)
½ Cup Blueberries (or any Seasonal Berry)
1 Cup of Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Granola
Optional: Agave Syrup

Directions:
Cut the papaya in half and scrap out the black seeds and discard. Fill the inside of the papaya with the vanilla yogurt. Wash and cut berries and place them on top of the yogurt. Sprinkle granola to the top and if you want to add a little extra sweetness try some natural agave syrup. Enjoy for breakfast or a healthy lunch.

Papaya Bowl Picture