HEALTHY COCONUT GRANOLA

This recipe came inches from being in the bin…I know I’m selling it well. This recipe was actually meant to be another creation, but whilst I nibbled away thinking I had to go back to the drawing board, I realised it tasted bloody amazing and that I had in fact created something magical, even if i do say so myself. Just like the discovery of penicillin, although maybe not quite on the same scale, but in my opinion it’s just as life changing.

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Most granola’s you get in the supermarket are rammed full of sugar and a lot of people will think they are choosing the healthy option when in fact they would probably be better off getting a chocolate bar. With this granola recipe you won’t be mislead, crunchy, full of healthy fats, natural ingredients, a great way to jazz up a bowl of yoghurt.

Yields: 440g of granola

INGREDIENTS

150g Rolled oats
20g Chia seeds
30g Pumpkin seeds
50g Raisins
40g Desiccated Coconut
50g Peanut Butter
40g Coconut Oil
20g Honey

METHOD

Pre-heat the oven to 180°c. In the microwave melt the coconut oil in a bowl, once melted add the peanut butter and honey, stirring until well combined. In a separate bowl mix together all the remaining ingredients. Combine the two mixtures together until everything is well combined. Pour the mixture into a 35x25cm non-stick tray, press it down slightly and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden on top. Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool. You can then crumble up the granola with your hands, I like to leave some chunks in mine. Store in an air tight container at room temperature, great to add some crunch to a variety of dishes.