My Boyfriend’s Back

October 21st, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Good Reads

It’s been a while since I’ve written on and on about Brendan Brazier, hasn’t it? Well, my boyfriend’s back and you’re gonna be in trouble.

I’m not sure how I feel about referring to Brendan as my boyfriend in one sentence followed by a photo of a knife pointed in his general direction a moment later. Someone cue the Psycho music.

Chopped Apples

Today I put together another Thrive inspired breakfast based on Brendan’s Toasted Apple Cinnamon Cereal recipe.

I pre-heated the oven to 250 and then proceeded to dice up one apple and tossed it into a bowl with a cup of oats, a half cup each of sliced almonds, ground flax seed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and hemp seeds. I added a little cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and stirred until well combined.

In a separate bowl I combined 1/4 c of canola oil and a 1/4 c of agave nectar. My version varies slightly from Brendan’s because I made due with what I had on hand. (His calls for hemp oil and molasses.)

In the Bowl

Wet and dry ingredients mixed well, onto a coconut oiled cookie sheet it went!

Cereal on Cookie Sheet

Baked Cereal

Baked for one hour, makes 5 servings and keeps in the refrigerator for two weeks.

Speaking of Brendan, he sent me a care package yesterday! Well, it wasn’t from Brendan himself, but I like to pretend it was.

Whole Food Bars

Kelly from Sequel Naturals contacted me about reviewing some of his products from the Vega product line. How could I possibly say no? Well – I couldn’t.

Oh! There’s the oven timer! Breakfast is served!

Real Cereal

Ava was standing next to me when I took this picture and she said “wow mom, that looks like real cereal!”

I LOVED this! Especially fresh out of the oven. The apples were warm and soft, all the oats and seeds gave it the perfect crunch.

It may look like “real cereal”, but it tastes even better! And I wasn’t left wanting to dive back onto the cookie sheet for more – more – MORE. I call this cereal success!


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