Recipe for homemade Granola – gluten free and refined sugar free

100g Almonds

100g Hazelnuts

100g Pecans

150g gluten free oats

100g dessicated coconut

handful of pumpkin seeds

handful of sunflower seeds

handful of chia seeds ( optional )

approx 100ml Honey/Agave or maple syrup

100ml (melted ) virgin coconut oil raw

( or use 180ml of coconut oil and just 20ml of maple syrup. I find this sweet enough )

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Put the nuts and some of the seeds in a food processor and roughly chop, then add to the rest of the seeds, dessicated coconut and oats. Melt the virgin coconut oil into the Honey/Agave. I put it in a jug over hot water.

Pour into dry ingredients and stir, add more melted oil if needed.

Oil two baking trays using more coconut oil and spread the mixture between the two. Pre heat oven to 180oc. Put in the oven for 7 mins then take out and give it a stir so that all mixture goes  golden. Then back in the oven for another 7 mins. Until granola is a golden colour.

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After cooling, put in airtight container. The granola should stay fresh for a month. But it wont last that long!

Delicious for breakfast with berries and thick greek yoghurt, no added sugar. Or makes a great snack anytime.

Enjoy!

Desperate for gluten free Pizza

After reading so many tweets and blogs about the new gluten free pizzas available, and not being able to try them myself, I decided it was about time that I had a go at making a gluten and yeast free pizza. Fortunately at the back of my larder I found a Orgran pizza mix (I was initially confused by the instructions mentioning yeast but after reading more carefully realised I could skip that part)

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The dough was easy to make up and it was all very straight forward. The pizza was soon in the oven topped with some tomato puree, pepperoni and cheese. I have to say I was pretty excited about having Pizza at home, as in the last 5 years or so I’ve only had pizza from Bruschetta Restaurant in Kingston for a special treat (amazing by the way!). Really pleased with my results, pizza just like I remembered.

Definitely not something to eat to often, but made for a great treat.

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