Just nuts Granola, A family favourite!

I make this gluten free, grain free granola every week as it is so popular and has taken the place of cereals in our house. Eaten with berries, fresh or frozen and full fat plain greek yoghurt. Great with extra thick double cream too.

Recipe

100g hazelnuts

100g almonds

100g brazils

100g pecans

100g desiccated coconut

chia seeds – a handful

pumpkin seeds – a handful

50ml organic virgin coconut oil melted ( I use Lucy bee coconut oil )

50ml raw honey

optional – ground cinnamon

Method

Pre heat oven 180c

Put nuts, one type at a time into a food processor and roughly chop

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add desiccated coconut, seeds and stir,

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melt coconut oil and pour in with the honey

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stir well

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spread onto two greased baking trays ( use coconut oil )

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and pop in a pre heated oven180c for 7 mins

remove from oven and stir

put back in the oven for a further 7 mins ( keep an eye, incase the granola burns )

the granola should be a golden brown

remove from oven and leave to cool

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store in an airtight container

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The great thing about this breakfast granola is that you know exactly what goes into it!

Far superior to the sugar laden cereals and granolas available in the supermarkets.

Enjoy!

 

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sugar free, gluten free Granola

Happy 2014! hope this will be a healthy and happy New Year for you all.

Thought I would have a go at a no sugar Granola recipe for a healthy breakfast choice for the New Year, hopefully you will like it too.

Recipe-

100g Almonds

100g Brazils

100g Pecans

100g Hazelnuts ( you could use any selection of nuts )

150g desiccated coconut

150g gluten free oats

handful of chia seeds

handful of pumpkin seeds

handful of sunflower seeds

2 tsp of ground cinnamon

200ml of melted coconut oil

Use food processor for nuts, don’t make them to fine better left coarse.

mix nuts, seeds, oats and desiccated coconut together

add cinnamon, mix well.

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Melt coconut oil, use a glass jug to put the coconut oil in and stand in saucepan of boiling water.

pour melted oil into nuts etc stir well.

grease two baking trays with coconut oil

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bake in hot oven 180c for 9 mins stir then back in the oven for a further 9 mins until becoming a lovely golden brown.

cool and store in airtight container

serve with fresh berries and plain full fat greek yoghurt, best to avoid dried fruits as they are higher in sugar.

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sometimes I use double cream and use as a healthy pudding.

check out my oat free Granola here

check out my refined sugar free Granola here

I use Lucy Bee coconut oil from Natures health box

Enjoy!