|By Marketwire .||
|January 16, 2013 11:00 AM EST|
ABBOTSFORD, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Just in time for the New Year, One Degree Organic Foods offers tips for introducing healthful foods into your diet in 2013. Beyond the inevitable focus on fads, One Degree is dedicated to always providing simple, pure and delicious products whose ingredients can be tracked to their origin. This approach ensures that there is never more than one degree of separation between consumers and growers.
All of One Degree's products, which include breads, flours and seeds, are sourced from family farms committed to sustainable, veganic methods. Using only organic vegetable matter to cultivate seeds and grains, farmers retain the integrity and nutritional value of non-genetically modified ingredients.
In celebration of the New Year, One Degree shares some of its favorite healthful recipes that will support a diet based on responsible and traceable food sourcing.
Sprouted Spelt Banana Bread
1 3/4 cups One Degree Sprouted Spelt Flour
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup almond milk
2 large bananas, mashed (approximately 1 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan and set aside. Whisk together flour, coconut palm sugar, salt and baking powder.
In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, mashed bananas, vanilla and almond milk. Gently stir together the dry and wet mixtures. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Bake for 30-45 minutes.
Maple Almond Granola
7 cups One Degree Quick Oats
1 cup almonds, whole or sliced
1/2 cup pecans (optional)
1 cup coconut shreds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
1/2 cup One Degree Sunflower Seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 225 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Mix two together. Spread granola out evenly on two baking sheets. Bake until granola is dry and slightly browned -- approximately 1 hour.
Sprouted Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/3 cups One Degree Sprouted Spelt Flour
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup maple syrup plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil plus 3 tablespoons
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl stir together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients. Mix two together by hand until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop dough by spoonful onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden. Store in an airtight container. Makes 10-12 cookies, depending on size.
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One Degree's products are available nationwide. To find a retailer near you, visit http://www.onedegreeorganics.com/locations.
About One Degree Organic Foods
One Degree Organics is a family-owned company centered on the values of simplicity, transparency and integrity. The company distributes veganic seeds, flours and sprouted breads at select retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a firm belief that there should be no more than "one degree" of separation between farmers and consumers, One Degree Organics is determined to provide consumers with the tools necessary to identify an ingredient's origins and build a connection with the farmers committed to truly sustainable agricultural practices.