Going Nuts for Granola

The majority of the granola's that are available on our supermarket shelves are advertised as being 'healthy' however most of them are definitely not. Lots are highly processed and contain added sugars...it is virtually impossible to find a sugar free granola.

 

Granola's that are sold in health food stores are often sweetened with honey or some other form of 'naturally occurring' sugars, which are better alternatives to the highly processed white sugar as they come along with some nutrients, however they are STILL sugar!!

 

So if you are a sugar free eater, like me, you want a granola that is TOTALLY sugar free... which is where this recipe comes in!

 

This granola is ALL nuts (no grains, no fruit, no sugar) which makes it GLUTEN FREE, and it is full of GOOD fats and protein. It is incredibly tasty and still sweet as it's sweetened with stevia (a safe, healthy, zero calorie sweetener)

 

Sprinkle it over Greek yogurt and berries for the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert :)

 

Ingredients:

- 2 cups of nuts and seeds of your choice (I use almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pecans, pepitas and macadamias)

- 1/4 cup shredded coconut

- 2 heaped teaspoons coconut oil

- 1 teaspoon stevia powder

- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

 

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Method:

1. Preheat fan forced oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2. Line a baking tray with baking paper

3. Chop all nuts roughly and spread onto the baking paper along with the coconut

4. In a small bowl combine the coconut oil, stevia, vanilla and cinnamon and melt in the microwave

5. Pour the melted coconut mixture over the nuts and move it all around with a spoon so that the nuts are evenly coated

6. Place in the oven for around 10 minutes (watch carefully so that they don't burn!) You just want them to be lightly roasted! Then remove from oven, allow to cool and place in a container of your choice!

 

*** Think of a small handful as a serve.. the equivalent to about 8-10 whole nuts

 

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The Perfect One Minute Breakfast Pudding!

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I have been posting quite a few instagram photos of many breakfast puddings and pancakes over the past few months! Each with slightly different recipes as I always just experiment as I go!

However, I have finally mastered a recipe so that I can share with you all the exact quantities for the absolutely PERFECT 1 minute microwaved pudding!

This pudding is incredibly tasty and satisfying and will keep you feeling full until lunch time... any breakfast that doesn't do this is a waste of time in my opinion!

So here goes...

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white, whisked

  • 2 heaped tbsp almond meal

  • 1/2 serve vanilla protein powder

  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda/ baking powder

  • 1 tsp granulated stevia

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

  • Toppings: Plain, greek yogurt or coconut yogurt and blueberries/ raspberries / strawberries. 

  • *Double everything in this recipe if you desire a larger breakfast (if you are male you will want to).

 

Method:

1. Place all ingredients in a small cereal bowl or mug and whisk with a fork until well combined.

2. Place in the microwave for 1 minute.

3. Top with a few spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt and toppings (plus an additional sprinkle of stevia and cinnamon! Almonds and/or coconut flakes are great too!)

 

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Voila!! There is a breakfast which has minimal mess, takes about 3 minutes to prepare and 1 minute to cook!

Simple, easy and satisfying.

Give it a try!

This is the PERFECT example of how healthy eating can be SO tasty and exciting, it never has to be boring!

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