{Gluten-Free} Coffee Granola Clusters

Happy Friday, friends!

Yesterday, I was in the kitchen hoping to make a cookie recipe I was brainstorming, but that’s going to have to wait. I ended up wanting to make granola clusters! But not just plain ole granola clusters. COFFEE granola clusters!

Yep, that’s right. Coffee flavored! I had some freshly ground up coffee and I thought to myself, “This would be perfect!”

So, with a little this and a little that, I had a recipe and I just needed it to bake!

I introduce, Coffee Granola Clusters

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Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Combine all dry ingredients together
  • Then add all the wet ingredients to the dry
  • Mix well
  • I did about 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats but you could do less or more
  • You may have to add more honey or more oats, just play around with it. It should fall apart but still have a rather sticky texture to it and clumps should form
  • Spread on a greased baking sheet
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes
  • Turn the granola clusters over to keep from burning
  • Place in oven again for 10-15 more minutes (keep an eye on it)
  • When finished baking, let it cool for 10-20 minutes before eating
  • For keeping, place it in an air tight container

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The chia seeds make an excellent addition to this recipe!

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The combination of coffee and cinnamon is divine!

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The sweetness of the honey and maple syrup add to the coffee flavor which makes each bite taste like Heaven!

This is a recipe for those who love fresh granola instead of packaged! I promise, this will taste so good!

I actually had to force myself to stop eating it. It’s kinda amazing, if I do say so myself.

Let me know…what’s your favorite: GRANOLA or GRANOLA CLUSTERS

You can check out my other granola recipes here:

I’m linking up with Kierston for Recipe Friday!!! And I’m linking up with Sprint 2 the Table WHOOP WHOOP Smile

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Questions:

  • What do you have planned for this weekend?
  • Who’s training for a race right now? —-Thinking of doing a linkup once a week for running bloggers who have training blog posts (good idea? yay or nay?)
  • RANDOM QUESTION: Organic or conventional—your thoughts? (Been learning a lot on this in nutrition school)

P.S. I e-mailed the winners of the QUEST BAR GIVEAWAY. Thank you to everyone who participated and I wish I had 100 boxes of quest bars to give to all of you! Look out for more giveaways in the future!

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Food Ideas from the Past Week (pictures)

Wow, it’s already Memorial Day! I hope all of you are enjoying yourself and relaxing on such a wonderful holiday.

I know I haven’t blogged in over a week…but I’ve been rather busy with school and work that blogging just wasn’t on my mind. But back to it! I wanted to share with you some meals I caught on camera (before I devoured them). My eats are always revolved around quick and easy but still healthy. Maybe these pics can give you some ideas! Let’s get started!

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Turkey, Arugula, Muenster Cheese, & Hummus on Organic Bread for lunch at work along with a pear and some organic blue corn chips.

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I won some RISE BARS from The Picky Eater blog and OMG, they are definitely delicious. I love the sweet and slightly chewy textures and the protein bars taste excellent even though they’re very different from most protein bars. They aren’t my favorite, but definitely worth it. Simple and clean ingredients. So, it’s also good on the digestive system. No worries with these. Will have to buy some for the future!

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Grilled lettuce wedges…is a must try if you haven’t had it yet! Very good with some vinaigrette drizzled on top.

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Homemade Enchiladas ^^^ So good!

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Buckwheat pancakes? Yes please.

If you want any of the recipes for the meals, just let me know in the comments and I’ll share!

Have a great Memorial Day!

xoxo audrey

 

Questions:

  • What are you eating for Memorial Day?
  • What’s your favorite breakfast food?
  • Which Protein Bar brand is your absolute favorite?

See My Workouts + Eats #inspirationtime

Happy Friday! YES, it’s here and this girl is excited! I’ve got some amazing plans this weekend and hoping they all come true…

To start off this wonderful Friday, here’s my workouts and eats from the week! (Note: I am not showing everything I eat, just what I managed to get on camera!)

Workouts:

  • Saturday: Morning-> 3 miles in the rain  Evening-> 6 miles (No workout this day)
  • Sunday: 4 miles + Fun Full Body Workout
  • Monday: Off day!
  • Tuesday: 1.7 mile run + HIIT Routine + Bikini Arms Routine
  • Wednesday: 3.5 mile run in the rain + 10-10-5 Full Body Routine (Will share tomorrow)
  • Thursday: 4 mile run that was super enjoyable. Definitely felt tired so didn’t do a workout
  • Friday: 6 miler in more cool weather + Under the Sea Workout x3 + Bikini Body Routine. Woke up, got it done, studied, and now ready for the rest of the day!
  • Saturday (Tomorrow): I hope to be doing a long run of 9-10 miles plus a workout if I can! We shall see, we shall see!

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Eats This Week:

In not particular order…

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From my garden greens with chopped veggies and feta cheese.

Baked Greek Chicken and Roasted Greek Potato

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Free Range eggs with basil and Ezekiel Toast

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Setting up shop at Starbucks to sip on green juice (really good by the way),and to finish up some of this week’s school! #healthcoach

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Can’t go wrong with a homemade gluten free crust, tomato sauce, sauteed onions/peppers, crispy Italian sausage, sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil!!!

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Movie night (on Sunday) with the sister and some coconut oil popcorn with sea salt.

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Green smoothie for Friday breakfast and a yummy Ezekiel bread sandwich with Arugula, cheese, hummus, meat, and organic blue corn chips on the side

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That’s about it, folks! Have a great day and a great weekend! STAY STRONG!

xoxo Audrey