Finding Frost Home-Made Granola

The perfect way to start your day! Try out this recipe for home-made granola and you will never look back. The point of making your own (besides working out to be a cheaper option) is that you know exactly what goes into it. This granola is a good combination of carbs, fat, and protein, and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of a busy lifestyle.

Turmeric is added as a natural anti-inflammatory and cinnamon for blood sugar control. Soak it in water for a lower calorie option, or add it to yogurt for a high energy breakfast. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, best make it a good one! Remember that eating breakfast within 2 hours of waking up is associated with improved weight loss and weight maintenance.

Home-Made Granola

  • Makes 540g
  • Gluten-free / Sugar-free / Vegan / Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats (I use gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds of choice
  • 1/2 cup mixed raw nuts, broken up
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2Tbsp honey (optional)
  • 2Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1Tbsp cacao (can add more if you want a stronger chocolate flavour)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes

Play around with the flavours you enjoy – ones that work for me:

  • Vanilla and cinnamon
  • Cinnamon and turmeric
  • Cinnamon and chocolate
  • Chocolate and vanilla

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Add oats, nuts, seeds and chosen spices to baking tray.
  • Add honey, coconut oil and cacao (optional) to a small frying pan and heat on a very low heat until melted and combined.
  • Pour liquid over dry ingredients and combine well.
  • Flatten and bake for 10 minutes (watch closely).
  • Add coconut, raisins and goji berries and mix well before flattening again.
  • Bake for a further 5 minutes, or until slightly browned. Be careful not to burn.
  • Take out of the oven and give it a mix before leaving to cool.
  • Enjoy with yoghurt for breakfast or on its own as a mid-morning snack.

Tip: I like to cover 4 tbsp of granola with boiling water and leave to soak for 20 minutes before eating. This makes the nuts and oats more easily digestible and makes a great warming winter breakfast.

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