This is a great recipe for those of you who would like a healthy breakfast/ brunch with no added sugar, or nasties in it.
You can add this delicious granola to yogurt, smoothie bowls, and porridge, or munch on its own for a healthy nutricious snack. It will give you a boost until your next meal in the day. I add this to yoghurt and frozen fruit every day in a jar- to add one of my five a day into
For all you Home brewers- this is a useful way to use the malt grains when finished brewing- take the grains out of the mash tun and dry in parchment paper in the oven for 3 hours at 100 degrees in a fan oven. We use the grains from out King Puck Brews for our Granolas. This can be substituted with crushed Weatabix if you are not brewing at home.
Makes about 1kg
300g Porridge Oats
200g dried malt- Homebrewers can dry out their grains after a brew 3 hours at 100 degrees celcius (this can be substituted by 200g of crushedWheatabix)
50g pecans, roughly chopped
50g almonds, roughly chopped
40g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
50g sunflower seeds
50g pumpkin seeds
15g crushed chia seeds, optional
25g sesame seeds
230ml maple syrup
4 tbsp coconut oil
100g dried raisins
100g dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Line two large roasting-tins with baking-parchment (or one tray and bake in batches). Mix all the grains, flakes, nuts and seeds in a bowl.
Slowly heat up the maple syrup and oil in a large saucepan. Stir in the oats, nuts and seed mixture and mix well until all the dry ingredients are coated. Spread the cereal evenly and thinly over the parchment and bake for about 20 minutes, then turn up the temperature to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4, so that the cereal browns evenly. Cook for a further 10 minutes. You want a lovely golden toasted mixture.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Break up the granola into small chunks, add the dried fruit and mix well. This will keep for a 1 month in an airtight container.
Below is a picture of the granola fruit yoghurt pots that you can prepare for a hectic day ahead. I use the supervalu/ Tesco Frozen fruit and get a low fat natural yoghurt to add to this. These would last in your fridge for 4 days. So you can be organised for the busy week ahead by preparing these at the weekend and ready to go when you are on your way out the door to fit in with your hectic working day. Then Sit, relax and enjoy one of your 5 a day in a healthy protein packed jar.