Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Grain Free Granola

Many of my clients find it difficult to eat eggs every morning and even though I believe that eggs are best way to start the day sometimes it is good to get some variety and have something different. Typical breakfast foods such as bagels, cereals and toast are high in carbohydrates (and often sugar) and can lead to a mid morning crash involving hunger and cravings for more carbs. If you fancy something delicious that is similar to cereal but that is healthy and nutritious and will keep you full until lunchtime this fits the bill. You can add any nuts, seeds and dried fruits you like. A word of caution though, if you are trying to lose weight eat this sparingly, a little goes and long way. Eat sprinkled on full fat natural yoghurt, on its own or with a little milk of your choice (if you avoid dairy then coconut milk is a great alternative).

You will need:

150g mixed nuts and seeds
100g mixed dried fruit
50 g shredded coconut
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tsp cinnamon


Chop or pulse the nuts and seeds
Add the dried fruit and coconut flakes to the nuts and mix well
In a saucepan slowly melt the coconut oil, cinnamon and honey until it foams
Add the oil and honey mix to the dry ingredients and mix well
Spoon into a baking tray and press down. Refrigerate for 2 hours and then break up into small pieces and store in an airtight container.

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