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Topic: Breakfast | 26 post(s).

January 11, 2018

Our favorite meal of the day is simpler than you think. Thanks to our favorite go-to products that help make life easy, healthy, and tasty! Together, they make the perfect 5-minute yogurt bowl or oatmeal. Try these healthy breakfast combos!

If we wake up craving a yogurt parfait…

Siggi’s Plain Yogurt: High protein and low sugar. What’s not to love! Siggi’s is the perfect base for a yogurt bowl. The best part is there are only two ingredients in this yogurt, one of which is live active cultures, which help regulate your gut microbiome. Looking for a little sweetness? We also love their Vanilla flavor filled with delicious Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.

Solstice Canyon Cardamom & Clove Almond Butter: A little salty, a little sweet, a ton of flavor. Filled with fiber and all organic products including raw almonds and coconut, coconut sugar, Chai spices, and Himalayan pink salt, this nut butter is a showstopper. It’s also non-GMO, vegan, raw, gluten-free, and unpasteurized. Mix into your yogurt or drizzle on top for a healthy, ‘gramable bowl. Warning: it is highly addictive!

And then we top it with fresh fruit and of course...

OMG Starshine Granola: It is floral, light and everything you want in granola. Low in sugar, this granola has flavors of orange blossom, cardamom, pistachios, and dried sour cherries. Top your bowl with Starshine for contrasting texture and complementing flavor.

If we wake up craving oatmeal...

Qi’a Creamy Coconut Oatmeal: This high fiber, high protein oatmeal has no added sugar, making it the perfect base for your oatmeal. Filled with organic ingredients like rolled oats, dried coconut, chia and hemp seeds, you’ll love the coconut flavor in these oats. We also love that it’s non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.

Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk: Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, and BPA-free. Califia Farms’ Unsweetened Almond Milk has all of the flavor with no added sugar. Use it with your oatmeal for a creamier texture and extra calcium! Tip: make sure to purchase the unsweetened version!

Wild Friends Super Butter: We’re all about the high protein, high fiber and low sugar, and this Super Butter is great for that. It’s non-GMO and Wild Friends donates a portion of their sales to the Save the Bee Initiative. Doing good and eating well, not bad! Not only does it have delicious roasted almonds and cashews, it also has flax and chia seeds. Drizzle on top or mix in to your oatmeal for omega-3s and a nutty flavor.

Navitas Goji Berries: Antioxidants! They have over 20 vitamins and minerals that will truly make your breakfast, a Super-Food Oatmeal. We also love their dried organic Mulberries that also have a ton of natural antioxidants.

And then we top it with fresh fruit and of course...

OMG Vintage Granola: The healthy version of an oatmeal raisin “cookie,” with nostalgic flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, dark brown sugar, cashews, pecans, almonds, raisins, and coconut. Sprinkle a small handful on top and enjoy the delicious crunch of Vintage.

November 4, 2017

Adapted from the New York Times

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups stone ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup Oat My Goodness granola

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 350º F and line two full-sized muffin tins or mini muffin tins with liners.
  • Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and combine all of the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the lined muffin tins and fill about 3/4 of the way – these aren't cupcakes, they won't puff up and overflow!
  • Top with granola and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for five minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
  • Serve with coconut butter or enjoy as is!
September 7, 2017

September can be a stressful month. Between classes, after-school activities, and maintaining a hectic work schedule, getting into back-to-school mode can be difficult for everyone. To make this time a bit more manageable, we came up with some tips to start the school year off on the right foot, because growing healthy kids starts in the kitchen! 

- Have the Right Tools
Kids learn with their senses so having fun and interactive lunch containers are an easy way to get them excited about lunchtime. Japanese inspired Bento Boxes have small compartments for different food, making them fun for kids to use. The different sizes and shapes of the containers promote food variety, meaning more nutrients, and portion control. We recommend Bentgo Kids Lunchbox , it’s leak-proof, colorful, and easy to clean. (on sale $27.99)

Have Little Helpers
Getting kids involved in the kitchen can help prevent obesity through guiding children to make healthier food choices. Positive exposure and involvement in the cooking process will create a healthy mindset, leading to a better relationship with food. It is also a great way to bond with your kids, teaching them essential skills, and learning more about their likes and dislikes. Have fun in the kitchen together, and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!

- Utilize Leftovers
Have extra chicken breast or veggies from the night before? Reuse them! Leftovers are an easy way to meal prep while saving time and money. Add new spices and turn Tuesday night’s chicken and rice dinner to Wednesday’s chipotle chicken tacos for lunch. 

- Prep In Bulk
Save yourself time during the week by cooking whole-grains in bulk. High in fiber and protein, this ingredient is more filling than others. They are also affordable and easy to repurpose. Make your favorite grain early in the week and pair it with whatever protein, fruit, and veggies you want. Don’t forget to make lunch for yourself too!

-  Make it Fun but Doable
Be creative but realistic. You don’t have to use crazy ingredients or spend hours cutting them into little shapes for lunch to be fun for you and your kids. Utilize colorful spices like turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory that is great for liver health, and it also turns food yellow! We firmly believe that healthy doesn’t mean bland or boring, experiment with different spices, fruits, and veggies for a colorful plate.

-  Use A Formula
We all want our kids to be healthy, a great way to do that is maintaining proper portion sizes and getting variety in your food groups. We recommend always having a protein, grain, fruit, and veggie on the plate, what they are is up to you! We love to pair Greek yogurt, our Vintage granola and raspberries with a side of carrot sticks.

February 16, 2017

February is heart-health month, and nope, this post has absolutely nothing to do with roses or Valentine’s Day. We’re talking about your ticker, that vital organ that pumps blood to your entire body. By now you may have heard that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; as a cardiac transplant dietitian I’m here to share some diet and lifestyle tips you can do today to help improve your heart-health. Your heart will thank you down the road.

1. Hold the salt: Excess salt or sodium contributes to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease. Salt lurks in loads of processed foods like canned soups and sauces, frozen dinners, packaged ramen noodles, cheeses, sausage, bacon, and deli meats (just to name a few). Read nutrition labels carefully to become a sodium sleuth, and try capping you daily intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams. Some good news? Oat My Goodness has no added salt, and each flavor has less than 10 milligrams of sodium per serving!

2. RELAX: It’s no surprise that stress can have a detrimental affect on your heart and overall health. Find ways to cope with your daily pressures -- whether it’s by meditating, exercising, or taking an extra ten minutes to enjoy your Oat My Goodness breakfast.

3. Get the 411 on fats: To sum up the most recent research, aim to limit foods high in saturated fats (like whole milk and red meat) and avoid trans fats (found in stick margarine and some packaged pastries). In their place, focus on eating beneficial unsaturated fatty acids that play a role in lowering your cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart disease. Foods like fish, nuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and olive oil can help you get your daily dose.

4. Fill up on fiber: Found in fruits, vegetables, oats and whole grains, fiber binds to cholesterol and takes it out of your body before it is absorbed. It also helps you feel full and maintain a healthy weight. Looking for a fiber-rich breakfast? Try pairing your Oat My Goodness granola with plain Greek yogurt, berries, and chia seeds.

5. Stand up for your health: Literally, stand up. Many studies suggest that more time sitting is linked to increased risk for heart disease. Find ways to stay on your feet during the day like standing while talking on the phone, waiting for the subway, or sending work emails.

6. Schedule a checkup: Head to your doctor and ask about your blood pressure and cholesterol. Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm/Hg and total cholesterol should ideally be less than 200 mg/dL. Don’t forget to talk to a Registered Dietitian for more specifics on how your diet affects your overall health.

By Rebecca Forman MS, RD

November 3, 2016

We love eating our granola with the obvious yogurt or milk, but it's always fun to think of unexpected ways to incorporate OMG into a recipe. This brulée makes a great breakfast or dessert. And who doesn't like bourbon in sweet treats? We challenge you to try it and let us know what you think. Here it goes:

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of Vintage granola
1/4 cup dried currants
2 tablespoons of bourbon
1 cup of water
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons table sugar

Directions:
*Preheat your oven for 350 degrees.
*Mix granola with dried currants, bourbon and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
*Lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minute until the water has been mostly absorbed.
*Transfer to 1 larger baking dish (or two smaller ones) and bake for 15 minutes.

*Remove the oatmeal from the oven, cover with table sugar, and then broil for a few minutes until the top is golden and hard.

Maple Whipped Cream:
*While the oatmeal is baking, make your maple syrup whipped cream by beating whipping cream until soft peaks form.
*Add the maple syrup and beat for one minute more.

Remove from the oven and serve with the maple whip, a few sliced berries, and a sprinkling of Vintage granola for texture.

Adapted from Jessica Fiorillo, Feed Me Dearly 

October 10, 2016

We are going to cave into the pumpkin craze because it doesn’t really feel like fall without some pumpkin in our lives. Are we right? These oats taste like pumpkin pie without the added sugar or guilt. This recipe is so comforting and it's insanely delicious. We know that once you try it, you will want to make it over and over!

Ingredients:
¼ cups old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup macadamia milk (we used Milkadamia)*
¼ cup plain yogurt (we used Siggi’s nonfat skyr)
1 heaping spoon of pure pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3 dashes of cinnamon (the more, the better!)
1 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 tbsp. raisins
1 tbsp. almond butter (we used Solstice Canyon’s Cardamom flavor)
1 handful of blueberries

Toppings:
¼ cup Vintage granola
½ Persimmon, cubed

Directions:
-Place all these ingredients into a mason jar and shake well.
-Place in the fridge overnight.
-In the morning, top with Vintage granola and additional fresh fruit of choice (we added persimmon to keep it very seasonal!)
-Enjoy!

*If you prefer a thicker consistency, add a bit less milk.

August 31, 2016

This overnight oat recipe is probably our favorite one yet. It’s not only delicious and creamy, but it’s packed with nutrients, protein, and healthy fats. This recipe will be sure to leave you satisfied!

1/3 cup macadamia milk (or nut milk of choice)
¼ cup non-fat yogurt (we recommend Siggi’s Vanilla)
1 tbsp. Solstice Canyon Cardamom Almond Butter
¼ cup old-fashioned oats
½ tsp. Cardamom
1 tsp. chia seeds
Handful of shredded coconut
Handful of blueberries

Toppings:
Fresh berries of choice
Sprinkle of Starshine Granola

Directions:
-Whisk nut milk, yogurt, and almond butter in a cup (or mason jar) until smooth.
-Fold in the remaining ingredients.
-Once all the ingredients are combined, cover the oats and place it in the fridge overnight.
-In the morning, top with fresh berries and OMG Starshine granola.
-Enjoy every spoonful!

 

 

 

August 17, 2016

Looking for a pancake recipe that is healthy and takes just minutes to whip up? This one’s for you. Clean and filled with protein, these pancakes are so tasty that it is hard to believe they only have just a few ingredients!

1 ripe banana, mashed
1 whole egg + 1 egg white, beaten
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 dash of cinnamon

  • Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Over medium-high heat, pour ½ the batter on the sprayed (we like to use coconut oil) griddle once it is hot.
  • Flip over after a few minutes or once the edges become golden.
  • Once both sides are cooked, add the remaining batter.
  • Transfer pancakes to a plate and top with your favorite OMG granola, fresh berries and a splash of maple syrup.
  • Viola!
July 20, 2016

Any excuse to have pizza for breakfast is a good one. This recipe is clean, delicious and beautiful! The different textures make this quite a treat without any feelings of guilt.

Crust:

  • ¾ cup oat flour (oats blended)
  • ½ cup OMG Vintage Granola
  • ¼ cups oats, pulsed in blender a few times
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup of coconut oil (melted and cooled)
  • ½ cup of raisins (or other mix-ins)

 Toppings:

  • 1 cup of Siggi’s Vanilla Skyr
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries (or any other fruit of choice)

1) Blend old-fashioned oats in a food processor until the texture becomes similar to oat flour. Make sure to measure after blended (3/4 cup needed).
2) Pulse an additional ¼ cup of oats a few times in the processor to resemble quick oats.
3) In a medium sized bowl mix all the different oats, granola, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix gently, as the granola is delicate.
4) In another bowl, mix the vanilla extra, egg, brown sugar, and coconut oil. Stir until well combined.
5) Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add in the raisins or other mix-ins of choice.
6) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
7) Cover the dough and the chill it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
8) Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough like a pizza crust (circular and even width throughout). You can even make two small pies.
9) Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges have browned.
10) Allow the crust to completely cool before adding any toppings.
11) Once the crust is ready to go, spread the yogurt on the crust leaving room around the edges. Assemble the fruit on top.
12) Cut into slices and enjoy!

* Store in the refrigerator and consume within 1-2 days.
*Cookie recipe adapted from Chelseasmessyaspron.com

June 16, 2016

We were getting bored of the usual skim or almond milk in our morning bowl of granola, so we decided to create our own with our favorite flavors. This milk proves to be healthy, delicious, and it just takes minutes to make. Of course, it makes a great breakfast, but also try it as a mid-day snack or as a healthy dessert. Make this and we guarantee you will take your usual granola bowl to a whole new level!

Milk:
1 cup of nut or diary milk of choice
1 ripe medium banana
1 tablespoon of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Powder
4 ice cubes
1 dash of cinnamon

Topping:
¼ cup OMG Granola

Throw all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a mason jar (or bowl) and top it off with your favorite OMG flavor. We love this recipe with Bad Monkey!

 

May 17, 2016

There are loads of packaged foods made with artificial ingredients and preservatives, making it difficult to find products that are made with real, simple ingredients. If you are looking to make a positive change to your diet, aiming to eat real foods (versus the processed stuff) is a great place to start. Here’s how!

1) Take a peak at a food product’s ingredients list. Look for ingredients you recognize and those you might cook with yourself. Oat My Goodness, for example, contains only real and wholesome ingredients that you can find in your pantry, like old-fashioned organic oats, organic coconut, almonds, cashew nuts, pecans, organic raisins, honey, dark brown sugar, olive oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. No artificial ingredients found here! 

2) Pay special attention to the first few ingredients. The ingredients are listed in order of predominance, from first to last.  Steer clear of food products where junky ingredients are listed first, like high fructose corn syrup. The first ingredient listed on Oat My Goodness granola’s is old fashioned organic oats, a nutritious and heart-healthy ingredient – that’s an A+ in my book. 

3) Look at the Nutrition Facts label to analyze the food product as a whole. Make sure the calories per serving size are reasonable, the grams of saturated fats and sugars are low, trans fats are zero, and there’s adequate amounts of protein and fiber. Keep portion sizes in check and measure your Oat My Goodness granola if you think you might eat the whole bag in one sitting -- because it is THAT good! Moderation is key. 

4) Load up on fruits and vegetables – as real as real food gets! Aim to have at least fruit and/or vegetable with every meal to provide extra filling fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. Pair your Oat My Goodness granola with fresh seasonal fruits and yogurt for a balanced, healthful, and oat-so-tasty breakfast, lunch, or snack. 

-Guest Post by Nutritionist Becky Jay, MS

April 27, 2016

Your metabolism is like a furnace—you need to fuel it to start the fire.

That’s why it’s important to fuel your body with breakfast in the morning. But not just any breakfast – we’re talking about real, wholesome foods that feed your body with complex carbohydrates, protein, and high-quality fats. Having this synergistic group of macronutrients sets you up for a successful day ahead. And here’s the amazing news, Oat My Goodness Granola contains all three --- providing long-lasting energy, and enhancing your memory and attention. Sounds like a pretty good deal!

Here are three nutritious and oat-so delicious breakfast ideas that will keep you feeling full, focused, and ready to take on the day.

1)   Power-House Parfait
Start with a big dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt, add Oat My Goodness Starshine and top with chia and pomegranate seeds. The nutty granola and chia seeds are loaded with heart-healthy fats and fiber, and the yogurt provides an extra boost of protein.

2)   Nutty-Nana Smoothie Bowl
Blend together almond milk, half a frozen banana, your favorite frozen berries, and a spoonful of any nut butter. (Feel free to sneak in some spinach, too!) Pour into a big bowl and top with a generous handful of Oat My Goodness Vintage Granola for a little extra sweetness and crunch. This protein and fiber-filled meal with hold you over until lunch rolls around. Grab a spoon and dig in.

3)   Apple-Nola Mini Pizzas
That’s right, you read that correctly. These mini “pizzas” are a snap to make and are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. De-core an apple and slice into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Top with nut butter and/or non-fat Greek yogurt and a big sprinkle of Oat My Goodness Bad Monkey. Add any other “pizza toppings” you like: shredded coconuts, raisins, or finely chopped strawberries, the skies the limit!

-Guest Post by Nutritionist Becky Jay, MS

 

March 29, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good piece of toast (toasted, of course) with some nut butter and little added crunch? ‘Fancy’ toast seems to be the craze these days, and we are in on drinking some of that kool-aid too. A new favorite breakfast in the OMG family has become a piece of extra toasted crusty, whole grain bread smeared with peanut butter and topped with banana and granola, preferably Bad Monkey.

It makes a complete breakfast especially perfect pre or post workout. It’s provides you with a combination of carbs, fats (the good kind), and protein; you want to aim to have all three at every meal. Just make sure to buy whole grain and ditch the white stuff. It doesn’t have the health benefits that whole grains can provide you and won’t keep you as full either.

The best part about toast is that you can get creative: substitute nut butter for yogurt or cottage cheese, drizzle on some honey or date syrup, add preserves or fresh fruit and the list goes on.

Here we have some Justin’s honey peanut butter, a ripe banana and a serving of Bad Monkey. How do you like your toast?

February 11, 2016

Baked oatmeal is another delicious alternative to your ordinary bowl of warm oatmeal. And the best part about it? This recipe only requires one bowl and 10 minutes of your time. Then, you’ve got yourself a healthy and delicious breakfast ready to go! The granola naturally adds an extra layer of flavor, helping to keep the ingredient list short.

1 cup Bad Monkey Granola
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 ½ cups almond milk
3 tbs Kuna Chia
1 tbs date syrup (or maple syrup or honey)
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 tsp baking power
Dash of cinnamon
Peanut butter (melted, for drizzle)

Set oven at 375 degrees. Grease a small baking tray and set aside. Mix all ingredients together and transfer to tray (except for the melted peanut butter). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Allow the dish to cool for a few minutes then drizzle melted peanut butter. Enjoy!

October 28, 2015

We’d like to formally introduce and give some background on our newest OMG flavor, Starshine. Starshine has been around for quite a while. It was conceived and developed along with Sunrise, when we first began developing our lineup of flavors. It quickly became our family’s behind the scenes favorite. I wish I could say it really took some head scratching, but honestly it came to us naturally. The flavors are ones that are familiar and comforting to us, given our background.

We grew up eating a lot of Persian sweets. Flavors of orange blossom water and cardamom come together pretty regularly. Or at least in my mind, somehow those two things go hand in hand. Pistachios and sour cherries also lend well to those flavors and find themselves often in traditional sweets as well as the cuisine across the board. After some tinkering with how much of this and how much of that, the flavor came together. We have been patiently waiting to roll it out. From our home to your bowl, we hope you enjoy Starshine! It embodies some of our favorite flavors, ones that are linked to our heritage.

October 8, 2015

Sometimes, change can be scary, even when you know you’re doing it for the right reasons. Recently, our family made a decision to change one of our favorite recipes, Sunrise, and we’ll be the first to admit that it was a little intimidating. We know some of you love Sunrise just how it is now, and while we hate to change even the smallest part of that, we know it’s the right thing to do.

So what are we changing?

We’re removing mango from the recipe. In order to keep the mango bits from drying out too much, the mango we sourced was sulfured mango. This preserved the color and texture of the mango and made it possible to use the dried fruit without risk of it getting too hard or sharp.

Since we first started making Sunrise, we’ve been searching for a non-sulfured option that would meet our high standards for both taste and texture, and frankly, none of our options were up to that standard. We want to be true to the handcrafted, quality vision we started with, and we are exceedingly aware of how important the quality of even a small ingredient like mango is. That’s why we made the decision to remove it.

What does this change mean for the flavor?

Hopefully, you will hardly notice the change, other than a slight shift in texture. None of our other ingredients are changing, so the predominant ingredients (orange, coffee and macadamia) will continue to energize and shine, while our oats will still deliver the satisfying texture you love.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us, leave a comment here, or find us on Facebook or Instagram. We are excited to make a change for the better, and can’t wait for you to enjoy our improved Sunrise craft granola.

May 26, 2015

It's standard to eat granola as a sweet breakfast, but we figured why not try it in a savory preparation? A little crunch on top never hurts. We highly recommend this dish for your next dinner party. It's an easy side dish that will be sure to impress all your guests! 

Heat your oven to 350 degrees, and while it’s heating, prepare your carrots. In a heatproof dish covered with parchment paper, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over 6 or 7 cleaned and peeled carrots. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of cumin and ½ tablespoon of brown sugar. Rub the mixture to coat the carrots, and bake until tender and browning in spots (approx. 1 hour) Make sure to toss them every so often. In a separate dish, mix 1 tablespoon of salted yogurt (e.g. Sohha) or plain Greek yogurt with a pinch of salt +1 tablespoon of milk. Mix until it’s the consistency of heavy cream. When the carrots are done, plate, drizzle with the yogurt, and sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of Sunrise granola.

May 18, 2015

Granola bars are great because they are so versatile. They make a perfect breakfast or snack whether its at school, in the office, or packed in your bag for a quick bite. They are a great keep healthy snack option. This granola bar recipe calls for 'Bad Monkey' but feel free to use your favorite 'OMG' flavor.

INGREDIENTS

8 oz package of Oat My Goodness Bad Monkey granola
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons muscovado (or dark brown) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 300 F. Add the honey, brown sugar, baking soda and vanilla to a small heatproof bowl and microwave, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the mixture has dissolved completely. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar mixture, granola, and chocolate chips. Turn the mixture out onto n 8x8” baking dish that’s been lined with parchment paper. Tamp down on the mixture, using parchment paper on top if necessary, to make the granola bars as flat and compact as you can. Bake the bars for 30 minutes (they should be a golden brown). Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then, grasping the parchment, remove the bars to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut the bars into eight rectangular bars. Allow to cool completely and serve!

(adapted from Pop Sugar http://www.popsugar.com/food/Crunchy-Granola-Bars-Recipe-29452056)

April 30, 2015

Why can’t we get enough of it? Overnight oats never get boring! The best part is that you can get so creative with your oats. You can always change it up by adding your favorite dried fruits, seeds, or nut butters.

I currently love overnight oats with cashew milk, Siggi’s coconut Skyr, and topped with a whole lot of fresh fruit and of course, OMG granola.

I posted this recipe back in September, but here it is again (with a few updates):

• 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats•1/3 cup cashew milk (or any non-dairy milk) • 1/4 coconut flavored Siggi’s Skyr • 1/2 banana, smashed • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon chia seeds • 1 dash of cinnamon • Handful blueberries • Handful raisins

Mix these ingredients in a mason jar and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, top your oats with OMG granola, fresh fruit, and nuts of choice (that’s just a start!)

PS- Don’t know what to do with all the new trendy toppings like hemp seeds, bee pollen, cocoa nibs, etc..? Try a touch of them on top of your overnight oats!

April 17, 2015

A 'Build Your Own Parfait Bar' is our favorite breakfast. We have been spreading the love and word about our granola by encouraging people to start their day healthy and helping to show them that breakfast can be fun and creative. This past Wednesday, we had the opportunity to share our breakfast bar with the talented team behind SoulCycle. We enjoyed talking with them about Oat My Goodness and helping them create their own jars of goodness!

March 10, 2015

We love fresh pressed juice and we love breakfast bowls, so we decided to get creative on you. 

Left with all this pulp after making a batch of fresh juice? Well, have found a solution to incorporate the leftover pulp into our morning bowl of granola and yogurt!

In a powerful blender (e.g. Vitamix or BlendTec) blend the following: 1 pineapple, 2 beets, 2 large carrots, 1 pear, a 1-inch knob of ginger, 1 blood orange (peel removed), 1 lemon (peel removed) and ½ cup of pomegranate juice. You may have to do this in batches to accommodate all of the fruit and vegetables.

Pass the juice through a strainer, using a spatula to help the process along. You’ll end up with 4 cups of red juice, and a few cups of juice pulp.

Stir the pulp into coconut-flavored yogurt (e.g. Siggi’s) for a tropical feel, and top with Oat My Goodness Sunrise granola. Enjoy! 

Adapted from Jessica Fiorillo, Feed Me Dearly 

February 26, 2015

(serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 1 Fuyu (or other large) apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Oat My Goodness Bad Monkey granola
  • 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • (Optional – if you’d like a speckled yogurt, scrape some of the contents from a vanilla bean pod into the yogurt)

 To make the crisp

  • Peel and core the apple, cut it in half, and thinly slice each half crosswise.
  • Divide the apple slices across two small cast iron or other small baking dishes (or one larger one), overlapping the slices to make a fan-like appearance.
  • Squeeze the lemon and apple juice over the apples, and then sprinkle the apples with the white sugar. Scatter the cinnamon and nutmeg over the top, and gently, without disrupting the pattern, try to work some of the juice, sugar and spices between the apples. When you’re done, dot with the butter and crumble 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over each dish.
  • Top with the granola and bake until bubbling; 350 degrees for 40 minutes (for smaller dishes) or 50 minutes for the larger dish.
  • While the granola is baking, stir together the yogurt ingredients, and top the crisp when it comes out of the oven.

Recipe courtesty of Jessica Fiorillo, feedmedearly.com

 

September 24, 2014

I love oats in all forms. If it's not a yogurt parfait, it's overnight oats in my breakfast bowl. I love to whip up this easy recipe at night and the best part- it's ready for me in the morning. It's a great grab-and-go option on a busy morning.

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup cashew milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash of cinnamon
  • Handful blueberries
  • Handful raisins (or cranberries)

Mix yogurt, non-dairy milk, banana, and vanilla extract together in a mason jar. Add the remaining ingredients and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning top your oats with Oat My Goodness granola for some extract crunch and fresh fruit of choice. Enjoy! 

June 18, 2014

Summer fruits are our absolute favorite, so we have been taking advantage of them anyway we can! I made some cherry preserves that I cannot wait to enjoy for breakfast and dessert. It was so simple to make and turned out delicious!

  • 1 pint of fresh red cherries
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Pitt the cherries. On medium-low heat, bring the cherries, sugar, and vanilla extract to a simmer. Allow cherries to soften, which should take about 30 minutes. Once the cherry juice has thickened, remove from the heat.

My favorite way to enjoy this treat is over a grilled peach and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle Vintage granola on top and there you have it.. a delicious summertime dessert that is sure to impress your guests!

April 4, 2014

Warby Parker is what I call inspirational, as a brand and as a company.  Not only is their business model amazing, but their team is also comprised of accomplished and unique individuals.  We served them breakfast on Tuesday and had so much fun meeting such an awesome group.

If you haven't noticed, I eat the same breakfast (OMG granola) every morning. I had to spread the love, so we served our granola just how I like it. Everyone made their own personalized bowl of goodness: plain or vanilla yogurt, berries, and their flavor of choice.  Thank you for having us Warby Parker!