Granola

IMG_4353This is super dooper yummy! It tastes so good! It’s quite similar to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Granola recipe, although differs in that it uses oats for the base rather then quinoa and honey instead of maple syrup. It’s really satisfying and love that it has that just baked taste. The oats are rich in soluble fibre, plenty of B vitamins and provide slow release energy. The almonds and hazelnuts provide protein, calcium, zinc and healthy monounsaturated oils. This recipe is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free and is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those following a detox. This recipe is from Carol Vorderman’s “Detox Recipes

Makes 4 servings

  • 225g oats
  • 60g sunflower seeds
  • 60g flaked almonds
  • 60g hazelnuts, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 85ml water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • a pinch of ground all spice (optional)
  • 85 g chopped dates, raising &/or apricots

Preheat the oven to 190 C

Mix the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds and hazelnuts together in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the honey, oil, water, vanilla and spices. Add to the oat mixture and mix well.

Spread out on a nonstick baking tray and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally until evenly browned.

Cool and then mix in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container. Serve with dairy free yogurt or milk and fresh fruit.

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