Coconut Granola

by Jacqueline Alwill

Grain / Gluten / Dairy / Sugar Free




You'll need

  • 1 cup pepitas
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • ½ cup currants

Here's how

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Use two large bowls and divide pepitas, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, chia seeds and 1 cup coconut in each bowl. Reserve 1 cup coconut for later.
  3. Toss ingredients then place ingredients from one bowl in food processor or high powered blender and pulse a few times to lightly chop. Be careful not to over pulse your ingredients or they will become too much of a crumb.
  4. Remove from blender and return to bowl. Do the same with the other batch of dry ingredients.
  5. In a small bowl combine coconut oil, maple, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the liquid evenly over each bowl of dry ingredients and mix together to ensure the wet ingredients evenly coat the dry.
  7. Spread the mix over the baking trays and place in oven to cook for 15 minutes.
  8. About half way through the cooking process, give the mix a gentle toss around the tray and return to oven.
  9. Remove from oven after 15minutes and pour into bowls once again.
  10. Divide the cherries, goji berries, currants and remaining cup of coconut between the two bowls, gently fold all ingredients together and allow to cool.
  11. Package up in jars of your choice and give as gifts or store in air-tight container up to 3 weeks.

About the Author

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline is a qualified nutritionist, personal trainer, mother and utterly passionate about everything health, food and life. She is committed to providing the nutrition support and education you need to give your health a makeover, feel radiant and put an energetic bounce into your... Read Full Bio

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