Healthy Granola Five Ways

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Mornings can be hectic and we easily forget about breakfast, it results in a mid day crash. How do we avoid it? To prepare with this healthy granola inspired by Jamie Oliver. The healthy granola mix is amazingly fast and convenient. It's full of good for you ingredients and it is very versatile, you can use it either with your favourite yoghurt, plant based milk or add it to your green smoothie, maybe even a warm porridge, for the weekend lets do pancakes with it! Make a big batch that will last you for weeks and you'll never miss breakfast again.

  • df - dairy free
  • v - vegetarian
  • veg -vegan
  • granola
  • 5 cups/500 g rolled oats
  • 1 cup/100 g mixed nuts (I've used almonds and hazelnuts)
  • 1 cup/130 g mixed seeds (I've used chia, flax seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup/50 g desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup/180 g dried fruit (either raisins, dates or apricots - you can also sub with 1/2 cup coconut sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon and vanilla powder
  • 3 scoops protein powder (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the oats, desiccated coconut, nuts and seeds in your a roasting tray. Toss together and bake for 10-15 minutes, so it gets a beautiful aroma.

Meanwhile add dried fruit or coconut sugar, cacao, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and optional protein powder into the blender or food processor. Add the oats, nuts and seeds and blend into flour or powder like consistency. Store it in a large airtight jar.

Serve with:

1. Coconut yoghurt or 2. Plant-based milk
4 Tbsp of healthy granola, coconut yoghurt or plant-based milk and seasonal fruit

3. Smoothie
2 Tbsp of healthy granola, 1/2 beetroot, handful of berries, 1 banana, 200 ml plant-based milk.
Blend, blend, blend and serve.

4. Porridge
1/2 cup/50 g of healthy granola, 1 cup/200 ml plant-based milk.
Heat in a pot until desired consistency.

5. Pancakes
4 Tbsp of healthy granola, 2 Tbsp Spelt flour, 1 egg or 1 banana (for a vegan version), 100 ml plant-based milk, 1/2 tsp baking powder.
Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl. Fry the batter in a pan on coconut oil. Serves two people.

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