A good granola makes such a great part of a breakfast or evening snack. I have already posted one recipe for a granola, but have made some changes. This one contains less sugar than my previous recipe and more nuts and dried fruits.
It is no problem if you don’t have all the ingredients listed below. You can always substitute with something else or use more of one of the other ingredients.
175 grams acacia honey
50 grams sunflower oil
175 grams rolled oats
50 grams dried cranberries
50 grams sultanas
50 grams mixed dried fruits, I used one with papaya, mango and pineapple
75 grams walnuts, roughly chopped
75 grams pecan nuts, roughly chopped
75 grams unsalted cashew nuts, roughly chopped
40 grams dried, shredded coconut, roughly chopped
100 grams pumpkin seeds
50 grams sunflower seeds
50 grams chia
50 grams almond flour
Heat the oven to 140 degrees Celsius, fan force.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and spread evenly on a tray lined with baking paper.
Cook in the oven for 20 minutes and then leave on the bench to cool and dry. Store in airtight mason jars or similar types of containers.
As this granola contains limited sugar, it is a great topping for quark or low fat yogurt. If you use quark, you add some extra protein to the nutrition in the grain, nuts and seeds.
This granola will give you a good source for omega 3 and 6, proteins, antioxidants, dietary fibers, vitamins such as thiamine, niacin, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. But it is also high in calories and fats, so it should not be eaten in too generous amounts.
The best serving tip is to have the granola with quark and fresh berries, or homemade jam or similar. I often have a couple of spoons of granola to top off my chia seed pudding with fruits.
Involve your kids:
This is not only also great nutrition for the kids, but it is also easy for them to help make as it is just to put all the ingredients together and mix well. The mixing may be a little heavy for younger kids, but adding the ingredients to the bowl is simple for any child to do. It will also help expose them to ingredients they may not know and encourage them to taste new things like the pecan nuts, walnuts and dried fruits.
My youngest, who is almost 2 years old, suddenly wanted to taste the granola and happily ate a few chunks for breakfast. There is no need to serve with anything as it is tasty by itself too.