Making your own granola is really simple and will keep in an airtight container for many weeks. 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.

Tropical Granola

Overview

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.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease with a little oil.
  2. In a food processor or high speed blender, add the pineapple, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut oil and blitz until smooth – it should form a thick paste.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

200g fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

4 tbsp fresh orange juice

1tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

60g coconut oil, melted

250g gluten free oats – large oats are better

125g almond flakes

125g pecan nuts, broken into pieces

125g coconut flakes

125g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

60g sunflower seeds

60g pumpkin seeds

½ tsp sea salt

Optional – goji berries to add once cooked