Granola

Making your own granola is easy and fun! You can customise it to include the nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that you like. I really like a granola that sticks together and gives you large clumps of nuts and seeds, which is why I pulse the ingredients in a food processor briefly to allow the formation of small and large nut and seed bits.

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Firstly, preheat your oven to 140 °C. To make the granola you will need a cup of raw almonds and cashews each, a quarter cup of raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds each, and half a cup of coconut shavings. Combine these in a food processor and pulse a few times, but make sure you haven’t completely pulverised all the nuts.

In a pan, heat up a quarter cup of coconut oil and half a cup of honey to make sure they mix well. Then add half a teaspoon of vanilla powder and half a teaspoon of salt to the pan. Next, add the pulsed nuts and seeds and a cup of raisins to the pan and mix well so that all the ingredients are combined.

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Spread the mixture out on a lined baking tray, and bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, but make sure the raisins do not burn.

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Once baked, let the granola cool for at least half an hour, and then scrape it off and break it up into chunks. Store the granola in tupperware.

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The granola is best served on top of yoghurt with fruits, but I think its also pretty good on its own!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut shavings
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit)
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 140 °C.
  2. Combine nuts, seeds, and coconut shavings in a food processor and pulse a few times.
  3. Heat coconut oil and honey in a pan, mix well, and add vanilla powder and salt.
  4. Add the nut mixture and raisins in the pan and mix well.
  5. Spread the mixture out on a lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 30 minutes and store in tupperware.
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