Blackstrap Molasses is the bomb. It can help treat iron deficiency anemia, makes skin and hair glossy and stabilizes blood sugar, among other benefits. If that’s not enough reason to add this wonder syrup to your daily regime, here is another: This Blackstrap Molasses Rawnola recipe will knock your socks off. I sat down for a little Q & A with Boë, the vegan creative chef who spun out this recipe.
TGC: What was your inspiration for this recipe?
Boë: My sweetheart is iron deficient. I wanted to create something she could eat for breakfast that could also potentially help her boost her iron levels. Blackstrap Molasses provides a nice amount of iron. It’s also nice to have a little sweetness in my rawnola but I don’t like having refined sugar.
TGC: What is Rawnola?
Boë: It’s like granola but it’s raw. I do use rolled oats and mulberries in this recipe so technically it’s not 100% raw because rolled oats are steamed when they are made. It’s controversial among the raw foodies. If you are raw, just use all mulberries and no rolled oats.
TGC: Why Rawnola versus regular Granola?
Boë: I think it’s healthier. Eating things raw is healthier. It makes me feel good and gives me more energy. Cooking things breaks down the food and it gets absorbed in your body faster. Rawnola keeps me feeling fuller longer.
TGC: How long does it take you to make?
Boë: Probably 10 minutes max.
TGC: What recipes do you have on the horizon?
Boë: Pistachio Cherry Energy Bars. I want to make a good hollandaise sauce for a vegan Benedict, maybe with tempeh. I’m always playing with burger recipes and trying out new vegan burgers that hit the shelves. I also want to make vegan blood orange cheesecake. I love anything blood orange.
TGC: That all sounds delicious. We look forward to it.
Check out Boë’s Rawnola recipe:
Add dates to food processor and pulse 5-8 times to chop into reasonable sized morsels.
Add all dry ingredients to food processor. Pulse 3-4 times.
Drizzle vanilla and molasses over dry mixture. Pulse 3-4 times to thoroughly mix ingredients.
Serve topped with fresh fruit and/or yogurt. You can also serve pour your favorite non-dairy milk over a bowl of fresh rawnola.
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