Game Changing Granola
I’m quite a fan of muesli, cereal or granola, on occasion. I don’t feel like it for months then all of a sudden I could eat it every day for four weeks.
But like you probably all know, there’s stacks on the market that are full of empty, junk carbs, loaded with sugar and so minimal in nutrient content they might actually be extracting it from us upon consumption. Not good!
But it doesn’t have to be like that, take control, have some fun and enjoy your cereal time with celebration and vigour because it’s full of nutrient-rich vitality and slowly releasing energy in the form of goods fats and proteins, to maintain your blood sugar levels. This is not a dish that will leave you feeling hangry! It’s great quality, so in general, you’re more satiated and desire less.
This granola is game-changing and you can make it!!! You can even gift it in beautiful glass jars or paper bags, so the recipients know it’s bespoke, special, homemade and just a little bit trendy. You’ll be printing your own branded labels and setting up a roadside community stand in no time! Get around this granola, get it into you and give it away! Let me know how you go!
Recipe for Game-Changing Granola
- 1kg Mixed raw nuts and seeds, your favourites
- 50g Coconut Oil
- 50g Raw cacao powder
- 5g Pink salt
- 100g Coconut shaved
- 100g Dried blueberries or goji berries
- 15-25g Cinnamon, ground (to taste)
- 25g Stevia, powdered
- Preheat oven to 100°
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a large heavy-based oven tray or baking dish.
- Stir in the coconut oil, ensuring all ingredients are coated and have a slightly wet sheen.
- Bake in the oven at 80-100° Celsius for 4-6hours, occasionally turning over – especially if your oven has any hot spots.
- Allow cooling for an hour or more.
- Blitz in a food processor in batches to desired texture and consistency.
- Place in airtight jars. Serve with your favourite milk, yoghurt or non-dairy alternative.
- Your 1kg of nuts could include: Brazil nuts, pecans, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts
- Your 1kg of seeds could include chia, poppy, flax, sunflower, and pepitas.
- The lower the temperature of the oven, the more nutrients the ingredients will retain, so if you’ve got time go for 80 degrees for six hours.
- You could use buckwheat if you’re not adverse or sensitive to make up some of the 1kg.
- You could add vanilla or other spices.
- You could use macadamia and lemon myrtle for an Aussie twist.
- You don’t have to use any sweetener if you are trying to stay away from it, or minimal of the lesser offensive ones like Rice Malt Syrup, Honey, Maple Syrup – you can even leave out the dried fruit if it’s a concern.
- If you’re not a fan of coconut, don’t include it – use olive oil, grapeseed oil or butter even if you prefer.
- In a single layer, this granola could be prepared in a dehydrator if you have one.
- Instead of a food processor, ingredients can be roughly diced or smashed with a rolling pin.
- There shouldn’t be any waste!
Health and Lifestyle Notes
- Grain Free
- Gluten Free
- Refined Sugar Free
- Sugar Free - Low Fructose
- Dairy Free
- Paleo Friendly
- Ketogenic Friendly