& considered ‘healthy’ by most.
It may make for a yummy brekkie but if you think granola is healthy, you may want to think again.
Some shop-bought granolas can contain around 17g of sugar in a single serving.
To put that into perspective that’s the equivalent to eating 3 cadbury creme eggs for breakfast!
But this is the nourishment academy not weight watchers so we’ll never tell you to cut any foods out of your diet.
What we WILL do is give you the tools to make more mindful decisions about food.
One of these tools is a fabulous online library of recipes which provide healthier alternatives to your favourite foods including…
Mix & Match Low Sugar Granola:
One of the best things about making your own granola (other than how nourishingly good it is)?
You can make it just the way you like it!
You start with the basic recipe...
250g Rolled oats
125g Nuts of your choice (Chopped walnuts/pecans/hazelnuts/pistachios etc.)
2 tbsp Oil (melted coconut oil works best for me)
2-3 tsp Honey
½ tsp Vanilla extract
A sprinkle of salt
And then you can mix & match your favourite toppings...
Peanut or almond butter (2 tbsp)
Cinnamon (1-2 tsp)
30g cup Unsweetened coconut flakes
30g cup Seeds (chia/pumpkin etc.)
Nutmeg (1-2 tsp)
Ginger (1-2 tsp)
Fruit (Be aware that dried fruit has a very high sugar content so instead I recommend adding fresh fruit when serving the granola - berries are a great option for low sugar.)
Combine all the dry ingredients together (oats, nuts & other dry toppings)
Add the vanilla, honey & oil and mix until evenly combined
Line a baking tray with parchment paper
Pack the mixture down with the back of a spoon (this is key for crispier clusters!)
Bake at 150 C for 10-15 mins or until desired crispiness
This recipe also keeps well for several weeks if stored in an airtight container so it can be enjoyed for many breakfasts & snacks to come.
...And that’s it!
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