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Homemade nutritious granola

17 July 2013

Over the last few months I have spent more and more time exploring healthy foods that I can make at home that support my nutritious diet. The more things I can make myself without having to resort to store bought and pre-packaged the happier I am. I know what’s in it – and what isn’t. Specifically knowing how much sugar is in the food I am eating. I was horrified to actually take a look at and learn how much sugar is in my regular "healthy granola" so I went about making my own. Here is the recipe:

You will need:
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes or dessicated coconut
  • 3 cups of mixed almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, goji berries, chia seeds, mixed seeds
  • 2 tbsp of almond butter
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp rice malt syrup
Just to quickly point out that once again (as per usual with all my recipes!) all of these measurements are rough estimates and you can add anything you like to your own granola!! Try different nuts, seeds, fruits, add more coconut if you like, try a different nut butter etc...

The big "How to":
  • Pre-heat your oven to about 120°
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then spread on a tray lined with baking paper
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes and then remove to shuffle all of the mix around
  • Cook for a further 10 minutes
  • Remove and cool immediately
  • Store in an airtight container & enjoy with your favourite nut or soya milk!!
  • This makes enough for one person for about 5 days

5 comments :

  1. i would LOVE this, i'm a huge fan of coconut and almond butter. i promise to try this! x

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  2. i made chocolate chip cookies today. Mrs. Fields. You could've posted this YESTERDAY and spared me some weight.

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    1. Thanks for inviting me over, ya jerk.

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  3. Bookmarked this! Thank you thank you, I've been wanting a good granola recipe for some time now ♥

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  4. First saw, loved, now loved again and bookmarking :-) Can't wait to try it (especially now I actually have coconut oil and almond butter!) xo

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