In our opinion granola has to be the best cereal of all time! I mean what’s not to love about it. It has nutty , fruity , wholesome, mouthwatering goodness that is then topped off with loads of… SUGARS!! Wait sugar? Really?
Yep, that’s right. Your so called ‘healthy’ supermarket cereal has the same amount of sugar , if not more than a box of Coco Pops! They also contain unhealthy fats, oils and other sneaky ingredients. If only there was a way to make the same Cereal with none the nasties!
Well now there is! We have come up with a great recipe that is quick, easy and simple to make. It contains only a little NATURAL sugar and taste A-mazing! Oh and let’s not forget that it will make your house smell like heaven.
Granola makes a great breakfast and snack idea as the oats are made up of fibre, are high in protein and contain vitamins and minerals such as iron and magnesium.
When buying your oats make sure you go for 100% Wholegrain rolled oats like steel cut oats, nice big flakey oats… not oats that are labelled ‘quick’ or ‘instant’ as these are highly processed.
Holding the granola together is coconut and peanut butter. Not only is nut butter great for satisfying a sweet tooth, but it is also high in good fats! Giving the mix more nutrients! You can use any flavour nut butter, just stay away from cheap supermarket brands such as ‘Sunpat’ that use lots sugar and bad oils.
To sweeten the granola we have used a tiny bit of raw organic honey (one big squeeze), although you can also use maple syrup, but check the ingredients making sure it does not contain (corn syrup) before buying. Remember we want to limit the sugar content as much as possible so go easy on how much you use of it. Always avoid white processed sugars and cheap artificial sugars.
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 12 MINUTES
- 200g Steel cut rolled oats
- 1 Scoop Of Protein Vanilla Powder
- 1 Big Squeeze Honey
- 2 Big Handful Of Nuts
- 4 Tbsp Coconut & Peanut Butter
- Pre heat the oven to 250c. In a large bowl add in the oats, protein power, honey and nut butter and give it a good stir.
- Add in the nuts and pour on to a baking tray. Use your hands to squeeze the mixture together to form clusters. If you find that the oats are quite dry still, add some more nut butter.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes at 180 c making sure to keep turning over and checking on it.
- Once cooked leave to cool for 5 minutes.
- You can store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Enjoy with some greek yogurt and berries!