Homemade Granola

Store bought granola unfortunately in most cases is high in sugar and not the healthiest option. I prefer to make my own granola, then I can add my favourite ingredients. You can be creative with this recipe. If I have almond pulp from making my own nut milk, I add it into the mix. I prefer not to add sugar because I am generally eating it with fruit.

overnight oatmeal

Connie Pretula

Connie Pretula is an inspiring health coach and Menopause Navigator to mature women, using a holistic approach to nutrition and life.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa flakes or rolled oats

  • 1 cup buckwheat groats 

  • Almond pulp from one batch of almond milk (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon cloves

  • Sea salt to taste

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar or lucuma (optional)

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Recipe

Preheat oven to 300 F.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients except for the coconut oil and the shredded coconut.

Once mixed, add coconut oil and mix well with a spoon to coat dry ingredients.

This will take a few minutes, you want to make sure the coconut oil is well mixed in and there are no clumps left.

Next spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Stir the mixture and bake another 10 minutes.

Add the shredded coconut and bake for 10 more minutes.

Once cooled store in the fridge.

Can be enjoyed with yogurt and fruit or sprinkled on breakfast porridge.

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July 23, 2020

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