A favourite ‘treat’ for so many of us, yet one that if bought off the shelf can be very high in sugar. Delicious as it tastes, shop bought granolas can be very high in calories, packed with unnecessary oils and scoops of unhealthy sugars. HOWEVER, oats can provide important fibre and iron, whilst nuts and seeds contribute healthy fats and some protein. Therefore by making granola from scratch at home means you can eliminate any ingredients you deem not needed as well as monitor the sugar/calorie content you are consuming. Manage your portion size and enjoy your granola guilt-free! Give Del Lim‘s quick, easy and healthy recipe a try..
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup almond flakes
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp grounded cinnamon
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Using a large spoon and mixing bowl, mix the oats, nuts, seeds and cinnamon together.
- Pour the oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract into the mixing bowl and mix until everything is coated.
- Spread the mixture into the baking tray and form a flat, even layer.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, stirring halfway.
- Allow the granola to cool completely, undisturbed, prior to adding the cranberries and breaking it into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To up your protein intake, enjoy a CocoPro Pineapple alongside!