A perfect yoghurt or smoothie topper. Slightly sweet and full of goodness. Serve it with lots of fresh berries for the perfect healthy snack.
Why does this grain granola have an edge over its shop bought version?
... It’s grain free! Just healthy nuts, seeds, dried fruits and healthy fats, the perfect way to start your day. Having traditional granola will just have an impact of your sugar level (as they are usually packed with “hidden” sugar) and the crash is always horrendous.
This grain free granola is... also surprisingly filling, and I found that after eating it for breakfast (or mid-morning), I’m completely full and satisfied for quite a while — no headaches, low energy or cravings, whatsoever!
And.... Not only does granola boost energy, it goes well with other wellness-promoting foods, like probiotic-packed yogurts to top superfood packed smoothie.
100g coconut flakes (not desiccated coconut)
20g chia seeds
25g dried fruits (golden/goji berries, cranberries or chopped dates or a mix)
15g pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 generous pinch of Himalayan salt
3 teaspoons maca powder or any of OM Organic Mushroom Nutrition powder
50ml maple syrup or coconut nectar
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (slightly cooled)
optional – 1 egg white (makes the clusters happen!)
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/170 degrees and chop your cashews and almonds (not too finely!)
- Transfer the chopped nuts to a large bowl, alongside the coconut flakes, chia seeds, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds, maca powder, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Mix very well.
- In another bowl, gently whisk the egg white (if using) and add the coconut oil and maple syrup or coconut nectar. Pour on the dry mix and stir everything well to make sure it’s all coated.
- Spread the mixture onto a baking dish and cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Give it a good stir and put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes (this step might take longer, keep a close eye).
- Leave to cool completely and store in an air tight container breaking the larger clusters as you go.