Oil-free Granola

Granola

Finding a granola that doesn’t contain oil is nearly impossible. This is another food that can be perfectly delicious (and still crunchy) without added oil. Making your own homemade granola is very easy, and you don’t even need a food dehydrator. Above: I use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so the granola doesn’t…

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Oil Free Hash Browns With Ketchup

Oil-free Hash Browns

Hash browns are usually fried in oil, but eliminating the oil is easy when you use a non-stick pan and know the best way to cut the potatoes. These are delicious with a little granulated onion and garlic, ground black pepper, and homemade ketchup. Potatoes are among my favorite foods, so it’s surprising that I’ve…

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Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Raisins

Baked Oatmeal is delicious for breakfast or as a snack bar (when cooled). Baking the oatmeal results in a spongy texture much like bread pudding. It’s easy to make and customize with your favorite non-dairy milk, fresh or dried fruits, and spices. Traditional baked oatmeal, an Amish creation, usually calls for eggs, butter, cow’s milk,…

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Blueberry Muffins

Lemon zest and cardamom give these Blueberry Muffins their amazing flavor and aroma. Oat and millet flours produce a muffin that is hearty and filling, and dates and applesauce lend sweetness and moistness without the use of sugar and oil. Ingredients 12 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 1-1/2 cups or 8 ounces) 1 cup…

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Banana-Blueberry Bars

My friend and fellow cooking instructor, Katie Mae, came up with these delicious Banana-Blueberry Bars. They are moist and hearty, and contain no salt, oil or refined sugar. They make an ideal breakfast, traveling, or dessert snack. This is a guest recipe by Katie Mae, whom I teach with at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa…

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Breakfast Burrito Bake

Despite “breakfast” being in the title, this makes an ideal breakfast, lunch or dinner meal. Grated potatoes are added to the vegetables and beans to give some “grip” to the dish, and more grated potatoes mixed with a little nutritional yeast create a cheesy-looking finish. This makes a lot of food—perfect for leftovers! Ingredients water…

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Potato Scramble

This colorful scramble makes a hearty breakfast dish. I usually make it for company or during the holidays, as it takes some time to prepare, but the beautiful presentation is worth it. Top with homemade ketchup, salsa, or Lemon-tahini sauce. Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (4 to 5 medium) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped…

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Cardamom-Raisin Rice Pudding

This date-sweetened rice pudding features cardamom, a strong, aromatic spice that is native to India. Cardamom is used in both savory and sweet recipes. Ingredients 1 cup brown rice (short, long, basmati, or jasmine) 2 cups water ½ teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup raisins 1/3 cup almonds, chopped (optional) 2 cups non-dairy milk…

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Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes

Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes

I’ve had so many people say they like these pancakes even more than “regular” pancakes. They rise up nicely without being soggy in the middle, and fill your kitchen with a lemony aroma. Instead of maple syrup, try easy-to-make Date Syrup. Ingredients 2 cups non-dairy milk (plus extra to thin batter in between cooking pancakes)…

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Orange-Berry Muffins

These muffins are so tasty, and make a great breakfast or midday snack! The flavor reminds me of Froot Loops, a boxed cereal that my sister and I rarely ate because my mom was vigilant about keeping sugary cereals out of our house. But luckily for us, we could find them at Grandma’s every so…

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