MY HEALTHY SUMMER GRANOLA
Store-bought granola is one of those sneaky foods that has a reputation for being 'healthy', but in actual fact, it often contains heaps of added sugar. Luckily, it’s simple to make a healthy version at home using a natural sweetener or none if you prefer to cut the sugar all together!
My Healthy Summer Granola
Makes about 6 cups
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raw buckwheat groats
1 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup raw cashews, roughly chopped
½ tsp cardamom
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup dried strawberries
½ cup dried goji berries
Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a medium bowl, combine oats, buckwheat, coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, and spice; toss to mix. In a small pot, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt and gently warm over low heat and stir to combine. Add vanilla, stir again, then pour it into the dry mixture and mix well to evenly combine.
Spread the mixture evenly over your baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Mix with your hands to give it an extra coat to get your granola golden and crispy. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and then return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. Add in the dried fruit and stir to combine. Store granola in airtight jars for up to six weeks.
Serve this up for breakfast with some natural organic yogourt and a touch of honey! Enjoy! xx