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Making your own granola give you control of the ingredients, specially the sugar content. Store-bought granola is one of those sneaky products with a “healthy” tag, but is often far from it. By making your own you can adjust quantities, omit dried fruits and add healthful spices and oils: cinnamon, turmeric, coconut oil etc. Adjust to suit the season and your mood – even add a scoop of your favourite super food powder for extra punch.

Quantity: 1 x large kiln jar 

Ingredients

  • 50 grams /4 tablespoons raw (not toasted) buckwheat, or quinoa flakes, or millet flakes or jumbo oat flakes (use one or a mixture)
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 20 tablespoons mixed seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower, sesame, linseed]
  • 3 lightly rounded teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 300 grams roughly chopped Brazil nuts or chopped macadamia, or chopped almonds or hazelnuts or pecan nuts or macadamia nuts or a mixture of all
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 140 grams cooked & pureed sweet potato
  • 1 apple or pear, finely grated
  • 2  teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10-20 drops stevia
  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free
  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Diabetic Friendly

  • Low GI

  • Paleo

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Method

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Massage in the coconut oil, sweet potato puree, apple, vanilla extract and stevia drops – till you have a ‘wettish’ mixture.  You can squeeze part of it into clusters for a crunchier granola. Transfer to parchment lined tray and toast in oven @ 140 C for 30 – 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 3-4 weeks.

Maggie's Tips

Granola Toppings

  • Seasonal blueberries /raspberries/ blackberries/ strawberries
  • Natural Greek yoghurt, or soya or coconut yoghurt
  • Natural Yoghurt and Maggie’s Balsamic, berry and chia jam (
  • Serve as a crumble topping on yoghurt, fresh fruits, stewed fruits, watermelon, sprinkle over green salad leaves or roasted vegetable salad. Great as crunchy snack for kids and adults
  • Check out recipe for chocolate granola clusters
  • Your choice of natural yoghurt, berries and a good splash of Udo’s choice oil or flax seed oil