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Chunky Almond Granola


Chunky Granola

Chunky Granola

This chunky almond granola is jam-packed with dietary fibre to help lower cholesterol levels, along with B vitamins and slow-release complex carbohydrates for energy. Seeds and nuts are also an excellent source of important nutrients including protein, magnesium, zinc, calcium and healthy fats. This delicious crunchy granola is a healthy alternative to store-bought sugar-laden granolas.

Serves: 8

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Ingredients

Method

  • 1 cup roughly chopped mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts)
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1¼ cups coconut flakes
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey or 100 per cent maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cold-pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In large bowl, combine nuts, oats, coconut flakes, cinnamon, hemp seeds and pepitas.
  3. In small saucepan over low temperature heat almond butter, honey, coconut oil and vanilla and stir until melted and well combined.
  4. Pour honey mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour mixture onto baking tray and spread out evenly, pressing down.
  6. Place in oven for 20 mins. Remove from oven. Cut granola slab in half and flip each side over separately with spatula. Bake for another 20 mins, until golden brown.
  7. Let granola cool completely before breaking into pieces.
  8. Store in fridge in air-tight container.
  9. Delicious served with natural yoghurt and mixed berries and other fruits.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .