Making your own granola is really simple and this is a fabulous grain free option. I use a combination of fresh and dried fruit to naturally sweeten the mixture. Perfect as a nourishing breakfast or healthy snack. Top with coconut yogurt and fruit or serve with almond milk.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 15 minutes preparation, 35-40 minutes cooking
Serves – 12
What’s good about it?
A fabulous nut based granola higher in protein and healthy fats than traditional grain based options. Using a combination of nuts and seeds is a great way to provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
- Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease with a little oil.
- In a food processor or high speed blender, add the pineapple, dates, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut oil and blitz until smooth – it should form a thick paste.
- Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over the pineapple paste and mix thoroughly with your hands. Spread out on the baking sheets evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes stirring occasionally until golden brown.
- Add in some goji berries if wished once cool. Store in an airtight container.
Did you Know?
You can use any nuts and seeds in this recipe. Instead of pineapple try blending up ripe pears or a banana instead.
1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch cubes
10 soft dates chopped
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil, melted
3 cups raw almonds – use a combination of chopped, sliced, flakes
3 cups raw coconut flakes
1 cup raw macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ tsp sea salt
Optional – goji berries to add once cooked