Because I was handmade. Because I was chosen to travel the wilderness. Because I am blessed to see the end of much as well as the victorious end of beginnings… I awaken to embrace just how thankful I am to be find an entire landscape of my life razed because a greater promise comes to be established upon a surer foundation within and around me.
Tearfully acknowledging there must be God-reasons so much of my life is starting again from ground zero… I am quickening in the realization that the most preeminent physician is presiding by my welcome and surrender. I am being intentionally broken in every physical and intangible place my Maker. I asked and wanted…and welcome more of this betterment process. Hurts everywhere but for better life later. So I give thanks for Resurrection more than ever as I continue to walk through humbling, resetting rehabilitation of my innermost being and physical one too… Consider how earthly doctors break to heal so that a ideal, proper human functionality can take hold and thrive by design. That has limits but THE I AM THAT I AM does not. In HIM, my potential is most capable of bearing full fruit. This excites and motivates me to see beyond the temporary to a profound, perfecting permanence. BEAUTY — BECAUSE BROKENNESS BRINGS LIGHT THROUGH.
I rejoice in this time of learning. I am blessed. I walk this way, never truly alone… unto greater promises through the pain which serves His purpose by my asking… BECAUSE I AM LOVED BY GOD. I am overwhelmed often in this meditative place before Him and burst forth into the unknown with JOY.
What a timely awakening for this RESURRECTION SUNDAY. Thank you ABBA YHWH for my YESHUA!
This crunchy goodness is hard to stop eating! It’s so light, but delights the crisp hankering I get sometimes with a good balance of salty sweetness…. it is, however, NOT sweet. Take out the bit of monkfruit entirely and just rely on the freeze dried berries and let your tastebuds enjoy a nutty earthy satisfaction that will help break the addictive very-sweet-addictive granolas often found in your grocery stores…!
- 1 cup wild soil almonds
- 1 cup halved and coarsely chopped Indonesian cashews
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 4 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 8 Tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup freeze dried berry of choice
- 2 cups coconut flakes (1/2 in at start and 1/2 mixed in later)
- 1 teaspoon cayenne (more for option… and have turmeric on hand.)
- 1 Tablespoon of golden monkfruit granules (omit if you want NO sweetened flavor outside of berries!) It’s still soo good with mylk!
WHAT TO DO:
- Line two baking trays with silicone baking lining and set your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Meld together coconut oil, vanilla, and sweetener…turn off heat.
- In very large mixing bowl, put together rest of ingredients EXCEPT 1/2 of your coconut flakes (do not use shreds, please.)
- Pour melty oil mixture into the large bowl and toss well.
- Divy up the granola mixtures between the two pans… you can spice up one of the pans with more cayenne or other savory powder like turmeric! Spread the mixture well in order to bake evenly.
- Bake for 25 minutes and sprinkle rest of your coconut shreds and stir into the mixture.
- Bake for another 20 minutes… watch carefully so it bakes evenly and crisps to a golden level. Burning would be sad thing … 😦
- Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes
- Add your freeze fried berries.
- This is enough to make a batch for yourself and have a giftable goodies for a foodie friend!
NOTE: for the most nutritious option would be to do all but bake and instead use a dehydrator for 12 -24 hours after soaking and activating each seed and nut prior to mixing. It takes more time, BUT the granola would be raw and living–offering you more than a baked option. Bake if you really prefer the crunch factor! Honestly, sometimes, I need a good crunchy snack!
I really love eating this when I need something with texture… or on top of my chia puddings… or actually, anytime. I’ve become more drawn to the the savory side of this than the sweet side, so I’ve surprised myself and avoided the berries at times! I think you’ll enjoy this over most store-bought varieties of granola laced with way too much sugary stuff.