Thursday, 14 April 2016

Recipe: Coconutty Granola






I have to say I love a good Granola. Yes I realise that Granola is cereal like and something which should be banished from the Paleo pantry but sometimes I enjoy eating it as a snack. However buying a good quality one is difficult. Many use nasty vegetable oils which completely ruins the health benefits in my opinion. Also, they can be quite high in natural sugars so it is nice to control that by making yourself. 

Here is my delicious attempt at Granola which went down a storm in our house. Hope you enjoy it too! You can basically substitute any of your favourite nuts or seeds but use unsalted ones. 

Ingredients
50g almonds
50g hazelnuts, 
50g walnuts
50g cashews 
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
100g shredded coconut 
1 tbsp sesame seeds
75g dried un-sulphured apricots
25g dried prunes
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp maple syrup (Reduce if desired) 

Preheat oven to 190C
Chop up the nuts roughly. You want to leave some texture so leave some large pieces as well as small. 
Chop up the dried fruit into small pieces. 
On a tray add the nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and seeds in a single layer. 
Pour on the maple syrup and coconut oil and stir well to coat everything. 
Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes stirring every few minutes to prevent burning. Roast until browned but be careful as the coconut can burn very easy! 

Allow to cook and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks (if it survives that long!) 

Delicious served with coconut milk or sprinkled on a fruit salad. 


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