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Advocare Maple Granola

Chris’ super healthy, fit sister, Charity, finally convinced  us to do the Advocare 24-Day Challenge. Basically, that means no sugar or carbs, except for in the morning (most days). Those of you who know me can imagine how real the struggle was. I even had to ask Chris to take a bunch of my candy away and hide it until the challenge was over… I have no self control.

Anyhow, one of the great things about the challenge was the opportunity to try some new recipes. Cauliflower rice was a new one for us, and so was an attempt to make my own granola using one of the Advocare breakfast recipes. It turned out pretty well:

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Cranberry Walnut Bread


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 stick of butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup whole cranberries
  • 1/4 cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Mix together the sugar, egg, orange juice, and butter (melted).
  3. Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. The batter should be pretty thick, so add a little bit of milk to thin it.
  5. Ground the walnuts, and mix them in.
  6. Mix in the cranberries.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes in a greased pan, until the knife comes out clean. (doughy > dry)

Tip: You could also make muffins out of the batter:


Eggs Benedict


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 8 strips Canadian-style bacon
  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Hollandaise Sauce: Fill the bottom of a double boiler part-way with water and bring to a gentle simmer. In top boiler, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon water.
  2. Add the melted butter to egg yolk mixture. If hollandaise begins to get too thick, add a teaspoon or two of hot water. Continue whisking until all butter is incorporated. Whisk in salt, then remove from heat. Place a lid on pan to keep sauce warm.
  3. Poached Eggs: Fill a large saucepan with 3 inches of water. Bring water to a simmer/boil, then add vinegar. Carefully break eggs into water, and allow to cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
  4. While eggs are poaching, brown the bacon and toast the English muffins.
  5. Spread toasted muffins with softened butter, and top each one with a slice of bacon, followed by one poached egg. Place 2 muffins on each plate and drizzle with hollandaise sauce. Optional: sprinkle with chopped chives



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • dash of vanilla
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Mix it all together with love
  2. Make Mickey Mouse shapes and hearts.
  3. Don’t forget the chocolate chips, strawberries, maple syrup, whipped cream, bananas, etc.