It’s Wake Up to Organic Day on Wednesday 14th June, and this event, ran by the Organic Trade Board, sees independent retailers all over the UK dishing up free organic mini breakfasts to their customers. Free breakfast! Have I got your attention now?
The aim of Wake Up to Organic Day is to show you how easy it can be to switch to an organic breakfast, and to showcase the fabulous range of organic food and drink that your local independent stores and cafés offer. I’m definitely on board with this, and will be seeking out my local store to take part. You can find which stores near you are taking part using the handy tool on the Wake Up To Organic website. I’ve found there are 9 stores alone in Edinburgh taking part – from Earthy Foods to Dig In Bruntsfield – so I am sure you’ll be well catered for wherever you are!
If you go along, be sure to share on social media using the hashtag #WakeUpToOrganic
If you can’t make it along, I’ve put together a mainly organic cherry granola breakfast that you can easily make, that’s really delicious and a store cupboard favourite!
Organic Cherry Granola
(adapted from Cookie and Kate)
4 cups of organic oats
1 cup flaked organic almonds
¼ cup organic walnuts
¼ cup organic sunflower seeds
¼ cup organic cacoa nibs
¼ cup organic desiccated coconut
¾ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup melted organic coconut oil (30-40 seconds in the microwave is sufficient enough to melt the oil)
½ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup dried cherries (keep to the side until the end)
Preheat your oven to 180°C
To make the organic cherry granola, in a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients (apart from the cherries) and mix well.
Next add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil and stir well.
Spoon the mixture on to a large baking tray and bake for around 30 minutes, stirring half way.
Once golden brown and clumpy, remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Once completely cool, add the dried cherries, and decant into a airtight storage jar. The granola will store for up to two weeks, although you I dare you to make it last that long!
Serve with fresh cold milk, sprinkled on top of yoghurt or as a snack straight from the jar. Either way it’s organic and delicious!