Apple Cinnamon Granola with So Delicious®

This post is sponsored by So Delicious® but the thoughts + opinions expressed are my own.

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Back to school, back to work, and back to routines.  Fall is here + this warm apple cinnamon granola will bring fall warmth into your home. Make this hearty granola ahead of time and grab a So Delicious® Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative 5.3 OZ. Cup to go and enjoy fresh fall vibes anywhere.

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This apple cinnamon granola is vegan, gluten free, allergen friendly, Non-GMO + plant based. Grab this granola straight out of the oven and pair it with a So Delicious® Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative. Top with fruit and enjoy your day.

 

Head to the Sprouts mobile App to download: BOGO So Delicious® Yogurt Alternative 5.3 OZ. Cups. Also, snag $2/1 So Delicious® Yogurt 24OZ Tubs.

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Hearty granola is perfect for breakfast or lunch. And, on busy days it’s the perfect stand-by for dinner, too.  Include your kids in a granola bar and enjoy conversations over a simple dinner or brunch.  Offer a variety of fruit alongside the granola to allow your kids to choose their own toppings. Offer a variety of seeds and nuts as well to up the protein value of the meal.

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Apple Cinnamon Granola with So Delicious®

Ingredients:

3 ½ Cups Gluten Free Oats

1 Cup Crushed Pecans (Substitute Pumpkin Seed Pepitas for Tree Nut Allergy)

½ Cup Shredded Coconut

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon Salt

½ Cup Coconut Oil

¾ Cups Maple Syrup

1 Tablespoon Vanilla

1 Large Apple, Diced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash a large apple, dice into small pieces.

Mix gluten free oats, pecans, shredded coconut, diced apple and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Microwave the ingredients for 30 seconds and stir. If needed, microwave an additional 30 seconds.

Pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir.  

Place parchment paper over a baking sheet. Spread mixture over parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Stir and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Hearty Granola Bar Ideas:

 Fresh Raspberries

Pomegranate arils

Blueberries

Apple Slices

Apple Slices cut with mini cookie cutters

Blackberries

Peach Slices

Peach Slices cut with mini cookie cutters

Pumpkin Seed Pepitas

Walnuts

Almond Slices

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Try all of the So Delicious® Yogurt Alternative 5.3 OZ. Cup Flavors:

Vanilla

Passionate Mango

Pineapple Brulee

Unsweetened Vanilla

Strawberry

Strawberry Banana

Blueberry

Peach

Plain

Key Lime

Chocolate

Raspberry

Unsweetened Plain

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This recipe is free from: dairy, lactose, gluten, casein, carrageenan, egg, peanut and MSG. All ingredients are also verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program. No artificial colors or flavors here! You can find all ingredients + fresh produce at a Sprouts Farmer’s Market® near you.

 

Did you know So Delicious® is a certified B-Corp? Read their story here.

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This recipe was created in partnership with So Delicious® + Sprouts. I only share products + brands that I honestly love + use. And, you can find me at Sprouts often with a cart full of plant-based products + plant-based beverages. I have partnered with So Delicious® + Sprouts to help promote So Delicious dairy free yogurt alternatives + the Sprout’s Plant-Based Tastes Great products.

  

Simple Apple Cinnamon Granola. Gluten free, dairy free, plant-based homemade granola.

Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.


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Mommy + Me Lunchboxes with BFree Gluten Free Bread

This post is sponsored by BFree Foods but the thoughts + opinions expressed are my own.

Brighten up lunchtime with a mommy + me lunchbox. Create a lunch you + your little one will love with BFree Foods. Say bye to the boring routine + hello to a new lunchbox recipe that will make your bellies + hearts full.

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BFree products are created with carefully selected ingredients that make gluten free bread taste like bread. All BFree breads are gluten free + allergen friendly. You won’t believe how soft the bread is! It might even bring you back to the days when you could remember what gluten-filled bread tasted like.

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I know you know how to pack a yummy sandwich for your little one. So, here I’m sharing a new, fun way to mix-up your sandwich packing routine. Your little one will love the freedom she has to choose how to eat her sandwich, dip her bread or stack her veggies. Build off of this idea to include BFree Soft White Rolls in your lunch routine for endless fun lunchbox options.

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Our worth as parents is not measured by if our kids eat healthy foods or not. Or, if our kids eat fruit + veggies or not. However, we can offer healthy options, a range of fruits + veggies + open the door for our little ones to try new foods that will help them to be healthy food explorers.

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Offering a dip with a BFree sandwich kabob will help our little ones feel in control of their healthy exploration. Plus, it is so yummy they will fill up on the tasty + nutritious food.

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Mommy + Me Lunchbox Recipe

Simple + Fresh Basil Sauce

Ingredients:

3/4 Cups Wash and loosely packed fresh basil leaves

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 Tsp Herbed Salt

1 Tsp Black Pepper

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until sauce becomes a smooth consistency. Enjoy on the veggie kabobs + fresh veggie sandwich.

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Kid Approved GF + Plant-based Kabobs

Ingredients:

BFree Soft White Rolls

1 Package Cherry Tomatoes

1 Medium Avocado

1 Medium Cucumber

Simple + Fresh Basil Sauce

Mini Cookie Cutters

Medium Sized Kabob Sticks

Lunchbox Ingredients:

Multi Colored Carrots

Cucumber cut into Matchsticks

Celery Sticks

Gluten Free Animal Crackers

Mini-Fruit Kabobs: Raspberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Blueberries

Toothpicks for Mini Fruit Kabobs

Directions:

Cut BFree Soft White Rolls into medium-sized shapes with cookie cutters. Cut small slices of avocado, cut cucumbers into small animals or shapes, wash cherry tomatoes. Place bread + veggies on the kabob. Pour Simple + Fresh Basil Sauce into a small container in the lunchbox. Add above ingredients to the lunchbox + encourage dipping!

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Mom Approved Warm Veggie Sandwich

Ingredients:

BFree Soft White Rolls

1 Large Beef Stake Tomato

1 Large Avocado

1 Bunch Radishes

Simple + Fresh Basil Sauce

Optional: Fresh Sliced Mozzarella Cheese or Vegan Cheese Spread

Directions:

Slice BFree Soft White Rolls. Toast over medium heat with olive oil in a frying pan. Wash + slice Tomatoes, avocado + radishes. Spread Simple + Fresh Basil Sauce onto the Soft White Roll, top with fresh veggies. Optional: add cheese or vegan cheese.Spread Simple + Fresh Basil Sauce onto the Soft White Roll, top the sandwich + enjoy!

Enjoy your mommy + me lunch with your little one.

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Find these additional products to brighten your lunches:

Bento Box Lunchbox: Stuck On You Official

Super Soft Bamboo Pajamas: Kickee Pants

Plastic-free Lunch Bags: LunchSkins

Shoes: PediPed

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Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.