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Farro Breakfast Bowl

One of my favorite things to do for breakfast is take whole grains leftover from dinner and turn it into a sweet breakfast! I had leftover cooked farro and purple potato to which I added fresh fruit, soy yogurt, flax/sunflower seeds, and blackstrap molasses! So simple and sooo tasty. This made for a nice hearty breakfast, and super satisfying! I love the nutty taste and texture of farro and the bright pop of color in the purple sweet potato and strawberries!

You need:

-Farro cooked, about 1/2 cup

-1/3 large steamed purple potato

-About 2/3 cup Nancy’s unsweetened plain soy yogurt (my fav)


-Sunflower seeds/nuts

-Blackstrap molasses, 1/2 tsp


Simply assemble with a dusting of cinnamon on top, and enjoy!


Low Fat Vegan Banana Bran Muffin

OK, sorry my gluten free followers, this is one recipe, not for you. You could subs oat bran if you want (I’d love to hear what you think), but alas, it just isn’t the same as the deep dark richness of wheat bran. Bran muffins, just the kind you make from a mix from the grocery, was one of my favorite foods as a kid, and is still a food that I CRAVE at times. I actually have never had a bran muffin from a bakery or restauraunt that tasted right. Forget the raisins, the carrots, the unbeleivable sticky sweetness. Give me a straight up, almost savory bran muffin that goes best with nothing but butter. Or plain. Bran does not need loads of honey and molasses to be edible, people. It is soooo gooood to me. There is no added fat or oils involved here, and the bananas make these SO moist and chewy!! OMG!!     

So if gluten doesn’t give you issues, and you wanna give wheat bran a shot, please do. ­čÖé

Blend on high:

1 cup almond milk

2 bananas

4 dates 

1tsp vanilla 

Then stir in:

2tbs flax  and let sit.

Meanwhile combine in a bowl:

1cup wheat bran

1 cup red quinoa and oat flour mix (just oat flour works too)

1 tbs cinnamon

1/2 tsp each baking soda and powder

Pinch sea salt

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until just well moistened!

Bake at 350F for 35min. DEEELICOUSSSSS. If you eat butter, definitely put some on these. Otherwise, plain is pretty fantastic too. I may or may not have eaten 3 LARGE muffins without anything on them today. Hopfefully my GI tract can handle all that fiber!!  I plan to make another batch replete with blueberries in the very near future….