Our favourite ‘real food’ Easter treats

MFK-bunny-with-granolaEaster is the perfect time to enjoy some indulgence. The good news is you can still be eating food that serves your health and happiness. We’ve taken our favourite food – granola of course – and paired it with quality ingredients to create Easter treats that are simple to make, absolutely delicious and perfect to share with loved ones.

Dark chocolate & Granola Cups

Dairy free, gluten free

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Incredibly simple to prepare, these delicious chocolates would make a wonderful Easter gift. If you can resist eating them all yourself…

250 grams good quality dairy free dark chocolate (we used Whittaker’s 62%)
The Mighty Food Kitchen Coconut & Cacao Granola  – enough to sprinkle over cups

Equipment: mini paper or silicon cases

Melt dark chocolate over a double boiler. Pour a tablespoon (approx.) of dark chocolate into the cups. Top with a teaspoon of granola. Use finger to gently push the granola into the melted chocolate.

Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours until solid. Remove the paper or silicon cases.

Raw chocolate bark w/ honey & ginger granola

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Dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo, vegan

This lovely rustic looking treat is full of only good-for-you ingredients. Natural health experts tell us that coconut oil is an excellent source of healthy fat and is great for your metabolism. What more could you want from your chocolate?

1 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
To garnish: ¾ – 1 cup The Mighty Food Kitchen Honey & Ginger Granola

Gently melt all ingredients (except granola) over a very low heat until coconut oil is just liquid. Whisk until smooth.

Pour into a small slice tin lined with baking paper. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with The Mighty Food Kitchen Honey & Ginger Granola.

Place in the freezer until hard. Use your hands to break bark into rough pieces.
Store in the freezer as heat will make this very messy. Will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

Chocolate Chia Mousse & Granola Parfaits

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Dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo

Makes 4 parfaits

For a slightly more grown up take on Easter morning treats (but special enough for dessert too!), we are loving these pretty parfaits. Chia pudding is made in a blender until it has a mousse-like consistency. Layered with granola, this is the perfect blend of smooth, creamy and crunchy. Make just prior to serving.

1 400grams can coconut cream
¼ cup chia seeds (both black and white seeds work well)
¼ pure maple syrup
2 -3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (depending on taste)
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla essence

To assemble: The mighty Food Kitchen Coconut & Cacao Granola

Place all ingredients (except granola) in a blender (preferably high speed but any will do). Process until as smooth as possible, scraping the sides as necessary. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

To assemble spoon a chia mousse layer into a small glass until 1/3 full. Sprinkle with a large spoonful of The Mighty Food Kitchen Coconut & Cacao Granola. Fill glass to the top with chia mousse and sprinkle the top generously with more granola.

Serve immediately.

Raw Chocolate Smoothie w/ crunchy cacao topping

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Brighten your morning with a decadent but wholesome smoothie that tastes like a rich chocolate thickshake. Perfect with our granola sprinkled on top. Grab a spoon and dive in.

Serves 2

1 frozen banana – cut into chunks
1 ½ cups almond milk
½ avocado
½ cup walnuts – soaked overnight in cold water prior and rinsed well
Large handful ice

Optional: Large handful of spinach or other greens

To serve: Mighty Food Kitchen Coconut & Cacao Granola

Place all smoothie components into a blender and process until smooth. Add additional almond milk if too thick. Divide smoothie between two glasses and garnish generously with Mighty Food Kitchen Coconut & Cacao Granola.

Serve immediately.

 

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