Granola

This nutrient rich granola is so versatile; it makes a quick and delicious breakfast topped with plain yoghurt and berries or a handy mid morning snack.  During winter we enjoy it with stewed apples and homemade custard for a warm and comforting dessert. 

It is packed with protein, good fats, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.  The addition of cinnamon helps balance blood sugar and reduce sweet cravings. 

Feel free to alter the ingredients, just ensure you keep the quantities similar.  You can leave out the maple syrup if you are avoiding sugar, it will still be delicious. 

Ingredients

1 cup of raw nuts, a mixture of your favourites, almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, 

cashews, roughly chopped

1 cup of seeds, a mixture of hemp, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds, roughly chopped

1 cup of coconut flakes

1 cup of oats or quinoa flakes 

4 tablespoons coconut oil or macadamia nut oil 

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional).

2 tablespoons of maple syrup (optional).

Instructions

Preheat oven to 120º C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowel and ensure they are evenly covered with the oil and maple syrup. 

Spread the mixture evenly on the tray

Bake for about 45-60 minutes.  The longer it bakes the crunchier it gets

Turn the mixture approximately half way through the cooking time

Remove from the oven and allow to cool 

This granola will stay fresh for approximately 3 weeks in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

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