Updated: Dec 19, 2022
Shop-bought granola can often be made with large amounts of sugars and unfavourable oils. They also often contain mainly oats, and lots of dried fruit, which in combination with the added sugar can lead to a blood sugar rollercoaster.
It's possible to make your own granola at home really easily, which means that you can control the sweetness. In addition, you can up the protein and healthy fat in your granola, with this alternative granola recipe (which is essentially out with the oats, and in with the nuts and seeds!
This recipe still contains sugar- in the form of maple syrup, which is still important to eat in moderation.
Serves: Approximately 8 portions
Time: Approximately 45 minutes
100g almonds, roughly chopped
50g walnuts, roughly chopped
50g pecans, roughly chopped
50g of sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
50g unsweetened coconut flakes
25g ground almonds
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt (optional)
20g pure maple syrup
20g coconut oil (melted)
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
2. Line a large baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
3. Add all ingredients to a large bowl, fold until well mixed.
4. Pour onto the baking sheet into an even layer.
5. Bake for 15 mins. Gently turn granola, bake for an additional 5-10 mins, until golden brown.
6. Allow to cool and crisp for about 30 minutes. Enjoy with your favourite plain yoghurt and choice of berries.
7. Store in airtight container for 1-2 months (if it lasts that long!)
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