Easy Granola Recipe
This Easy Granola recipe is really quick to make and is adaptable to work with whatever nuts/seeds you have in the cupboard.
Oats are a really good energy source to start the day!
Oats are a really good source of B vitamins, making them the perfect way to start the day as V vitamins are a good source of energy. If you workout in the morning, oats are also a great way to replenish glycogen stores and give your energy levels a boost.
Easy Granola is handy to keep in the cupboard and can be mixed and matched to lots of different recipe options. You can serve it simple with milk and fruit, such as blueberries, apple or pear. It also goes really well with Greek yoghurt and fruit and as a crunchy topping to a smoothie bowl.
Key Nutrients - Easy Granola Recipe
Fibre – For every 50g serving there is approximately 4 g per serve. Add an apple or pear to double that to 8g and close to a third of the recommended daily intake.
B-Vitamins – Oats are a really good source of B-vitamins and we need B’s to help convert the foods we eat into energy, so not only does their carbohydrate content give energy a boost, so do the B-vitamins.
Vitamin e – Vitamin E is the ultimate antioxidant and is also good for your skin. Antioxidants are essential to pair to with unpaired electrons that are responsible for causing cellular damage and nuts/seeds are good sources of vitamin E.
Easy Granola Recipe
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup flaked almonds
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- Add rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, flaked almonds and salt to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Add the maple syrup and stir through coating as the dry ingredients and then add the coconut flakes and stir through.
- Heat oven to 160 degrees and use a non-stick baking tray or line with baking paper and spread the granola across the tray.
- Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Stir regularly so the ingredients don't over-brown or burn.
- Once browned and crispy, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Add dried cranberries and stir through and store in an airtight container or jars.
- Tastes great served simply just with a piece of fruit and milk, with fruit and greek yoghurt or as a topping for smoothies and smoothie bowls.
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