Bread has many faces and likewise many, varied appraisals. In the contemporary west, where we find breads lining the shelves of long shopping aisles, packaged, soft, rife with additives, and more glutenous than a human intestine can shake a stick at, bread is deemed an unhealthy (and kind of boring,) facet of modern diets.
Most “nice-creams” aim for simplicity, compromising fabulous texture for an easy, healthy treat that’s more icy than creamy. As an ice-cream fanatic, I won’t settle for anything less than the slightly sticky, almost doughy structure of that perfect frozen desert, stretching just a tad with each spoonful before bouncing back. The extra steps involving chia seeds takes this recipe from satisfying to indulgent, from icy to lusciousness!
This light and flavorful granola I whipped up yesterday doesn’t clump together like its sweeter counterparts, but the flavors of toasted cacao, pepitas, and coconut make it an excellent morning treat at only 194 calories and 5g of sugar per serving.