Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chocolate Banana Seed Granola + Peanut Butter and Blueberry Jam Tarts

Hello everyone! We haven't been posting as much lately, because the LCD on our camera broke! it's been more difficult to take pics.

But nevertheless we have two tasty treats for you using ingredients from Elan Bio Perfection, a company based in Montreal that produces top notch quality nuts, dried fruits, trail mixes, chocolate products, and seeds/grains. We chose to review their sprouted buckwheat, hulled hemp seed, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds. Everything is so fresh and the pumpkin seeds were actually crunchy! :) not the old chewy ones you get at bulk barn (sorry bulk barn, we love you but not for your pumpkin seeds).

If you're interested in their products you can find them in Canada, we've seen them at Whole Foods, as well you can order them online here.

Elan's sprouted buckwheat is nice and crisp and fits in perfectly with this granola ;).


1 banana, pureed
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp coconut nectar
10 drops stevia
Sea salt, to taste
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 cup carob powder
1/3 cup sprouted buckwheat

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix in stevia and coconut nectar with banana puree before adding in. Spread evenly onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and baked through. Let cool so it gets nice and crunchy!


Banana Ice Cream! w/ choco granola

Can't forget the chias!

There just something about a tart, you feel very refined eating it like it's a special occasion. Well the
only occasion we were celebrating was trying out these wonderful little chias from Elan, as well as having a surplus of peanut butter in the back of our fridge.

We've made Raspberry Chia Jam before and we thought we could bring that recipe back and into a peanutty-coconut crust (ahem...which is also high in protein if I do say so myself).

A super low sugar-treat for those times when you want a little sweetness with your PB.


1/4 cup peanut butter (natural)
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut
3 tbsp brown rice protein powder
1/4 cup water
Stevia to taste
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Blueberry Filling:
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
Stevia, to taste
3 tbsp water
1/4 cup chia seeds

Combine crust ingredients, mix with hands until a dough forms. Press into muffin tin (4 tarts). Mix blueberries (frozen) with water, lemon juice, stevia and chia seeds, let soak for at least an hour.

Well I do say, I would LOVE a tart..

For more low-sugar treats check out our Simple Sweets ebook!


  1. Glad to see a new post from you guys! The tarts look amazing! What protein powder do you use?

    1. We use Heartland Gold sprouted brown rice protein (I've also used in the past Progressive Harmonized vegan protein). I believe they are both Canadian brands...

  2. oh my those tarts look so delicious! thanks for sharing!

  3. I still have never made granola in the oven. I need to get on that.

  4. wow i would love to try those pb+b tarts!!! healthy and yum! and i love freshly roasted pumpkin seeds - yum~ :) i want to try making this chocolate granola with stevia!

  5. The tarts look excellent... I love using chia seeds + fruit to make a "jam" - chia seeds are awesome for creating that texture, huh?

  6. Thanks for the granola inspiration! I adapted it to my tastes, and just used quinoa flakes, chia seeds, buckwheat groats (soaked), coconut, stevia, vanilla and mashed banana. The only downside is that it was so good i mixed it with carob chips and ate almost the whole batch last night!

  7. everything looks so amazing! beautiful and sounds delicious.

  8. okay well this actually the greatest idea ever.