Grain-free granola

A quick breakfast on the go for a low-carb lifestyle.
 
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Recipe from: 22 July 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 100
    g
    desiccated coconut
  • 100
    g
    chopped nuts
  • 50
    g
    dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries and goji berries)
  • 50
    g
    mixed seeds (linseed, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
  • 3
    Tbs
    honey or xylitol
  • 3
    Tbs
    olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2
    Tbs
    butter
  • 1
    tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/8
    tsp
    salt
 
 

Method

 

Preheat your oven to 140°C.

Start by measuring out the coconut and putting it in a large mixing bowl.
Next, measure and roughly chop the nuts, seeds and fruit, and toss it in with the coconut.
Follow with the oil, melted butter, cinnamon and salt.
With a big spoon, mix until it’s well combined and everything starts to stick together.

Prepare a large baking tray, either with a coating of butter or non-stick spray.
Sprinkle the mixture onto the tray, and spread out with the spoon so that it covers the tray evenly.
Bake for about 30 – 45 minutes.

Check your granola after about 30 minutes to make sure it’s not burning and give it a toss to let the underside crisp up.

Once everything looks toasty and golden, leave it to stand and cool completely before you bottle it.

Notes

It travels very well and makes a lovely quick and easy, portable meal with some full-cream milk or Greek yoghurt.

Bottle it up in jars to make great alternative gifts.

Try coconut chips instead of desiccated coconut.

Be wary of cashews and peanuts which are technically legumes. Their carb count can add up. Buy your nuts in raw form, rather than already toasted, as they will toast up anyway in this recipe.

When choosing the dried fruit, aim for dried unsweetened berries.

You could substitute the honey for xylitol but it won’t have the same chewy texture.

The nice part about this recipe is that all the quantities are equal measures, so if you make it regularly you will know it off-by-heart in no time.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Jax of the Bushveld. To see more recipes, please click here.
 
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