Many granolas (even the 'paleo' ones) are pretty high in sugar. Even worse, it seems you have to sell a kidney to afford them! It is so easy to make your own, with a standard batch making twenty-four 1/4 cup serves. Store this in the freezer so the nuts remain fresh!
A big thank you to our fabulous Nutritionist Emily White for this recipe. For more from Em, head along to her website here.
Makes six cups
2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 cups coconut chips
2 cups mixed nuts
1/4 cup cacao butter or coconut oil (melted)
2 Tbsp cacao powder (or choc protein powder if you want extra protein)
2 tsp cinnamon
Generous pinch of salt
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Spread evenly onto an oven tray.
If you are super organised and have a bit of time up your sleeve, bake in the oven for 2 hours at 70 degrees. The reason for this is so that the oils in the nuts are protected. If however, you are pressed for time, you can bake at 160 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned.
Serve with berries, and your pick of yoghurt. We love plain probiotic!