Nutty Granola

Have you ever been excited to wake up just so you can have breakfast? That’s me. Every. Day.

When I started lowering my sugar intake, the first and hardest thing to change, was my breakfast ritual of a bowl (okay, more like two) of Special K.

I was majorly addicted, and even after two generous bowls of the stuff, I’d be starving by mid-morning and i was also suffering from terrible migraines. So out it went, and in came the toast with peanut butter and eggs with avocado.

However cereal is still such a comfort food for me, and I know I’m not alone in that, which is why I’ve made this granola which has a far lower sugar content that supermarket cereal, or even ‘healthy granola’ you buy at the organic shops.

This granola ticks all of the boxes:

  • Slow releasing carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Healthy fats
  • Metabolism boosting cinnamon
  • Natural sweetness, which can be adjusted to your liking

 

Ingredients:

50g coconut oil
50g coconut nectar/honey/maple syrup
180g oats
125g nuts (I used walnuts, but almonds and pecans work well too)
125g mixed seeds
60g raisins
180g unsweetened apple puree
1tbsp cinnamon
1tbsp nutmeg

 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and Melt the honey & coconut oil on a low heat until combined.
Put all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and add the oil & honey mix.
Stir well, and then pour onto a lined baking tray and into the oven for 20 mins. Stir it around Every 5 minutes or so to stop it from burning.
Allow to cool and then tuck in!

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