Tuesday, October 16, 2012

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why not fuel your body the right way with this yummy, but super healthy granola? The world is ours for the taking; let's ramp the waves of life - after a bowlful of awesome!

Healthy Granola
Makes about 4 cups or +/- 500g

Prep time: 10 - 15 mins
Baking time: +/- 30 mins


Apple puree:
2 apples, skins removed, cored and finely chopped
1 1/4 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs Xylitol (healthy sugar alternative, can use brown sugar)
1 Tbs coconut oil

Dry Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (135g) oats (not instant)
1/2 cup (45g) spelt flakes
1/2 cup (60g) wheat germ
1/2 cup (60g) chopped almonds
1/4 cup (30g) walnuts
1/4 cup (30g) hazel nuts
1 cup (125g) seed mix
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp sea salt
3 Tbs Xylitol (or brown sugar)

20g Xylitol (sprinkled over, while baking)

Greased baking tray


Heat oven to 150 degrees Celsius
Add the apples and water to a pot on the stove and cook until the apples have softened to a puree (about 10 minutes)
Add the rest of the puree ingredients and simmer on low until ready to combine with the other ingredients
Mix all the dry ingredients together, except for the 20g Xylitol which must be reserved
Add the apple puree to the dry ingredients and mix well
Tip out onto a greased baking tray and spread evenly
Sprinkle 5g of the reserved Xylitol over the unbaked granola
Bake in the oven, stirring every 10 minutes, sprinkling 5g of Xylitol over
Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown
Allow to cool and store in an airtight container
Can be stored for up to a month
Serve with yoghurt and fruit or eat as a snack on its own

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