Vegan Apple Nachos, Blueberry Granola Parfaits, GIVEAWAY

Did you know that its National Nutrition Month? Yup, so lets get chomping on all the nutritious foods. I actually have 3 new recipes to share with you today - my title would have been too long if I included the third one though! First up, quick and EASY Vegan Apple Nachos, then Blueberry Granola Parfaits, Apple Granola Donuts, and a fabulous new giveaway!

In my new recipe video HERE I show you how easy it is to make healthy apple nachos. They great snack for kids of any age (meaning adults too lol). You can double the peanut butter sauce and chocolate sauce and keep them in the fridge for even easier nacho assembly. You can also use whatever toppings you like, in place of what I've used.

Give them a try and let me know what you think! See the video HERE.

Now for a GIVEAWAY

I've teamed up with Singing Bowl Granola to bring you today's giveaway. Yes, one of my lucky readers will get to choose TWO bags of their tasty granola! (scroll down to enter).

Singing Bowl is a local company here in Victoria, BC that makes organic, artisan granola and porridges. I first met them at one of the farmers markets where our booths were beside each other. I've gotten to know the owners, Jessica and Gavin and I can say first hand that they put their whole hearts and souls into producing all their products. Note that these granolas DO contain honey, so they're not vegan. They're sweetened with both maple syrup and honey.

What I like about these granolas is that they're not too sweet. I mean, don't get me wrong, you know how much I love desserts lol, but in order to enjoy granola for breakfast, I think it should be minimally sweet.

I used the Morning Chorus granola to make these tasty Blueberry Granola Parfaits. It's filled with dried apricots, raisins, almonds, shredded coconut, cashews, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries.

The parfaits are really delicious incredibly easy to make. They could be enjoyed for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. As a child I loved granola with yogurt (rather than milk) for breakfast, so here I created a raw blueberry cream which is similar to yogurt and layered it with the granola and fresh orange.

Blueberry Granola Parfaits

Blueberry Cream

2 cups blueberries*

1 1/4 cups cashews

2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons water

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a blender. Note: If you are going to chill the cream for more than 6 hours before using it, add another 1 tablespoon of water, as it does thicken slightly when chilled.

*Use Fresh OR use frozen and thawed (measure before thawing)

Assembly

1 Batch blueberry cream

1 1/2 cups granola of choice

1 large diced orange - or fruit of choice

I used the Mega Medley granola to create Apple Donuts!

This granola is a mix of oats, honey, coconut oil, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds.

Here I simple cored and sliced the apple, then I spread peanut butter on both sides and dipped it in the granola! (well, I dipped but also had to press the granola on). This is a fun and somewhat messy snack. I guess we're having an apple theme here today! This would be a fun one to make with kids.

Enter The Giveaway

This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada (but American friends, I have a different one just for you coming up soon!). This will be a random draw that will be pulled next week, on March 16th.

The winner will get to choose any TWO bags of granola. You can see the flavours HERE.

To Enter:

  1. Leave a comment below telling me what your favourite flavor of granola is (For example, mine is anything with coconut, cashews, and pumpkin seeds).

A winner will be randomly be drawn on Thursday March 16th.

That's it! Best of luck!

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68 Comments
  1. Taylor Gillespie
    March 9, 2017 at 05:51
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    I love my granola with a bunch of different textures! My favorite is almonds, raisins, and puffed rice

  2. Maria
    March 9, 2017 at 06:50
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    i love a granola that has almonds.raisins.and coconut. oh my!

  3. Deanna
    March 9, 2017 at 11:27
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    I had a pumpkin spice granola once. It was tasty!!!

  4. Jan Allan
    March 9, 2017 at 13:02
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    Anything with pecans (as they end up candied!) and big flakes of coconut!

  5. Stacy
    March 9, 2017 at 13:17
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    I love coconut pistachio granola :)

  6. Debbie Kirk
    March 9, 2017 at 13:29
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    I Love anything with pumpkin seeds and cashews. Love all of your recipes and posts!

    • sweet_raw
      March 9, 2017 at 16:56
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      Thank you so much Debbie!

  7. Ellen Lamb
    March 9, 2017 at 14:05
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    I first discovered granola in 1978 when my commercial cooking teacher in high school introduced it to us. It was full of oats, almonds, honey and a healthy dose of refined oil and brown sugar! My desires and tastes have changed and now I love a combination of crunchy almonds, dates, dried blueberries and cinnamon. Covered with sweet fresh almond milk. Heaven in a bowl!

    • sweet_raw
      March 9, 2017 at 16:56
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      I love it! Thanks for sharing, it definitely sounds heavenly!

  8. MaryAnn Rivers
    March 9, 2017 at 14:07
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    Cinnamon, almonds, dates and coconut granola. Made with Coconut butter so it's clumpy. Yum!

    • sweet_raw
      March 9, 2017 at 16:55
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      Mmm yes coconut butter! Sounds delish!

  9. stacey bradford
    March 9, 2017 at 15:54
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    My favorite granola has a little bit of everything with the exception of chocolate. I like raisins, pumpkins seeds, hemp seeds, chia, oats, coconut, cashews, spiced nuts, etc... yummy!

    • sweet_raw
      March 9, 2017 at 16:55
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      Yum, that sounds so good!

  10. Jessica Urback
    March 9, 2017 at 16:43
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    Love your blog!!! This sounds boring but I just like a simple granola, some oats, nuts and a bit of dried fruit and I'm happy!! The most important part of granola for me is that there's lots of clusters

    • sweet_raw
      March 9, 2017 at 16:54
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      That sounds good to me and I agree with you about the clusters!!!

  11. March 9, 2017 at 17:17
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    Any granola with coconut is a good granola in my books! Or peanut butter 😊

  12. Angela
    March 9, 2017 at 17:18
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    I live in the USA.... sad

  13. Darrin Grosenick
    March 9, 2017 at 17:35
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    Lover love love my granola with coconut candied ginger apples any exotic fruit and various seeds. Cheers and blessings

  14. March 9, 2017 at 17:58
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    Exciting!! I love goji berries in my granola! I know, a little out there but they are a special treat. Plus, coconut and other dried fruits :)

  15. Crystal Bonnet
    March 9, 2017 at 19:08
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    My favorite is one I make with apples, pumkin seeds, coconut and pumpkin spice, yummy!!

  16. Pamela Southwell
    March 9, 2017 at 20:04
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    My favourite granola is the one you make! But I really like coconut and slivered almonds in mine.

  17. Claire Prong
    March 9, 2017 at 21:06
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    I love raw granola...big job of soaking everything but once all dehydrated it is to die for! Blueberry, coconut and seeds!!

  18. Jasmine
    March 9, 2017 at 21:25
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    I love coconut flavoured Granola because it reminds me of the tropics.

  19. Jasmine
    March 9, 2017 at 21:26
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    I love anything coconut Granola, it reminds me of the tropics.

  20. Jen
    March 9, 2017 at 21:55
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    My fave includes pumpkin seeds and coconut as well! And recently tiger nuts!!

  21. Isabelle Martin
    March 9, 2017 at 23:06
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    Hi Heather, First time I see a pineapple granola! MIUM! I'd LOVE to try Giving Granola. It looks SCRUMPTIOUS,

  22. Isabelle Martin
    March 9, 2017 at 23:41
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    Forgot to tell you which granola is my favorite! Well, my idea of granola heaven is dark chocolate pieces with maple syrup. Just thinking about it, my taste buds go Mmmmmmmmmmm!!

    • sweet_raw
      March 10, 2017 at 03:58
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      Wow that sounds heavenly, like dessert!! lol :)

  23. March 9, 2017 at 23:42
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    I love granola with dried cherries, almonds, coconut and dates -- with Greek yogurt & cinnamon -- YUM!!!

  24. Suzanne MacFayden
    March 10, 2017 at 01:09
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    i love my granola with lots of cinnamon, raisins, dehydrated apricots and coconut.

  25. March 10, 2017 at 06:52
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    I LOVE granola!! Particularly ones with emphasis on nuts and seeds. I have a habit of eating it right out of the bag but occasionally it will make it into a bowl and I can enjoy it with almond milk or a yogurt of some sort.

  26. March 10, 2017 at 12:27
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    Maple pecan is probably number one on my list - followed very closely by anything with coconut! :)

  27. Angela B
    March 10, 2017 at 15:20
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    Any granola with coconut and dates.

  28. March 10, 2017 at 17:43
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    Nice colors and textures in there! I'm a big granola fan, this looks spot on for my tastebuds!

  29. Erika Francis
    March 10, 2017 at 19:49
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    Granola with coconut, chocolate, seeds (pumpkin seeds) and nuts (especially walnuts)!

    • sweet_raw
      March 11, 2017 at 04:54
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      Mmm yes all the things I love too!!!

  30. Alexandra Swift
    March 11, 2017 at 00:09
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    granola with coconut butter and cashews, love it on top of chia seed pudding with chia seed berry jam...delicious.

    • sweet_raw
      March 11, 2017 at 04:54
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      Ohhh with the chia berry jam. That sounds so good!!

  31. Melissa F
    March 11, 2017 at 04:47
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    I love granola with coconut, dates, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds!

  32. Fred
    March 11, 2017 at 04:49
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    I like granola with pumpkin spice, died ginger, and cashews and yoghurt

    • sweet_raw
      March 11, 2017 at 04:53
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      Yumm that sounds really delish!!

  33. Scott jansen
    March 11, 2017 at 05:07
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    I love honey. Or really anything sweet.

  34. Suzanne Favot
    March 11, 2017 at 12:11
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    I'm a coconut and almond girl myself! I love ALL your recipes Heather ❤

    • sweet_raw
      March 11, 2017 at 22:05
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      Thanks Suzanne!! :D Coconut and almond sounds great to me!

  35. avivathierry
    March 11, 2017 at 13:29
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    I love my granola with coconut cashews and pumpkin seeds too! I like maple flavours and crunch and salty sweet 😊

    • sweet_raw
      March 11, 2017 at 22:05
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      Yummy that sounds so good!!!

  36. mollyparnis
    March 11, 2017 at 14:08
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    I am a US friend but think this granols looks great - good luck to all you Canadian friends!

    • sweet_raw
      March 11, 2017 at 22:04
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      Thanks Molly! :)))

  37. Harmony
    March 11, 2017 at 16:49
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    Like vanilla and cinnamon with raisins and diced almonds.

  38. Tamara
    March 12, 2017 at 02:55
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    I love granola with raisins, nuts and dried cranberries!

  39. Andria
    March 12, 2017 at 03:31
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    I love granola with coconut, pepitas and some dark chocolate pieces! I'm sure the chocolate doesn't surprise you in the slightest!!!

    • sweet_raw
      March 14, 2017 at 00:14
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      Mmm yes gotta have some chocolate in there! hehe

  40. Helena
    March 12, 2017 at 05:22
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    I love my granola with almonds, pecans, lots of cinnamon, coconut flakes, vanilla and maple syrup!!

  41. Bouncingsonia
    March 12, 2017 at 15:21
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    I like simple granolas since I like to add lots of fruit and banana milk. So both of these flavours sound really good.

  42. Christine
    March 14, 2017 at 07:29
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    My favorite granola contains almonds, some dried fruit like goji berries or cranberries, and is sweetened with maple syrup! I'll sometimes use date paste as a sweetener and I love it both ways.

  43. Linda
    March 14, 2017 at 07:33
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    I love apple cinnamon granola with lots of different nuts.

  44. Marguerite
    March 14, 2017 at 19:44
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    Absolutely must have coconut and nuts (usually almonds but love pecans and hazelnuts) also love to add dates, dried strawberries and seeds (pumpkin, sesame, millet, etc). Love the crunch! Love your recipes.

    • sweet_raw
      March 14, 2017 at 22:03
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      Yum, that sounds like a delicious combo!!!

  45. Karin
    March 14, 2017 at 23:12
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    dehydrated sliced strawberries with dried apple bits, pumpkin/ sunflower and chia seeds mixed into a base of soaked and dehydrated buckwheat and clumped with local honey or a dark maple syrup, coconut oil and a little coconut meat mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg.--- I think I have to go make some now!

    • sweet_raw
      March 15, 2017 at 02:33
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      Holy moly that sounds good!!

  46. Giovanna
    March 15, 2017 at 01:00
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    Any granola is goof for me, but I like dried coconut, raisins, almonds, amaranth and cinnamon

  47. Nina Halbrehder
    March 15, 2017 at 02:12
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    Anything with coconut and cashew

  48. Sasha Nadeau
    March 15, 2017 at 19:15
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    Any granola is amazing!! I love when they have low sugar and lots of nuts and seeds though!

  49. Shea Ball
    March 15, 2017 at 22:49
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    Mine is anything with coconut and cinnamon!

  50. Shea Ball
    March 15, 2017 at 22:50
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    Mine is anything with coconut and cinnamon and pumpkin seeds !

  51. Kimmy Ripley
    March 16, 2017 at 02:44
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    I am a big fan of granola with berries and chia seeds!

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