22 Oct 2011 4 Comments
Granola is one of those foods which has a ‘health halo’ but is often packed with sugar and fat, making it far from an ideal breakfast. I love granola but I hate that a teeny tiny bowl of it results in eating hundreds of calories which don’t fill you up.
So I decided to make my own granola with the following criteria in mind:
- low in sugar
- low in saturated fat (like butter)
- packed with filling protein and fibre
- and of course tasty!
Makes 12 servings. Preparation time under 10 minutes plus 20-25 minutes baking.
- Two and a half cups of rolled oats (not instant)
- Half a cup of ground flaxseed
- One tablespoon of cinnamon
- One cup of almonds, toasted (toast on a baking tray for 20 minutes)
- Half a cup of golden syrup (or maple)
- Half a cup of almond butter
- One tablespoon of NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (it will obviously already be hot if you’ve just toasted your almonds).
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl – oats, flax, cinnamon and toasted almonds.
- Put the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and place over a medium heat – golden syrup, almond butter and vanilla liquid stevia.
- Mix the wet ingredients over the heat until they are soft and thoroughly incorporated.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until everything is thoroughly coated.
- Place on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes (until browned and crispy), stirring at least twice during the baking.
- Allow to cool on the baking tray then transfer to an airtight container.
Something to Chew Over – everyday food, just a little bit special!
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