Are you looking for an excuse to skip breakfast?
This is not it.
In fact, this recipe will make you go to sleep dreaming of breakfast, longing to wake up and get your chew on.
This delicious and simple recipe is perfect for eating during the week when you don't have a lot of time but it's also great on the weekend when you want to have a relaxed breakfast in the garden. It's basically granola for every occasion.
The other great thing about this recipe is that you only need to make it once for it to travel a really long way. That is, depending on your self-control.. portion control, people!
While most of the store-bought packaged granolas are high in sugars, fat and filled with unnecessary and unhealthy ingredients, this homemade granola only contains ingredients that are beneficial for your body and wellbeing.
Oats are such an amazing way to start the day. They’re rich in important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants which work to improve healthy gut bacteria, control blood sugar levels, ease digestion and increase feelings of fullness.
Incorporating nuts and seeds in this recipe works because they not only get the thumbs up for taste, they also come with a range of amazing health benefits too! Almonds, pumpkin seeds and linseeds are all a tasty source of protein, dietary fibre, healthy fats like Omega 3, and essential nutrients like Vitamin E. These work to give you a healthy boost of energy and can also help to reduce hunger pangs and promote healthy weight-loss.
Combining these ingredients with my Golden Gut blend is the perfect way to set you up for glowing gut health. Because the blend contains diatomaceous earth and the wonderful spice turmeric, it's packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties and can even help improve nutrient absorption, digestion and regulation. With a high amount of absorbable iron and a variety of vitamins and minerals, the blend is the perfect addition to this oat and nut granola, to add an energy kick, boost brain function and the immune system. You can watch a video about diatomaceous earth here.
Not only does using coconut oil make this recipe bond beautifully, using a healthy saturated fat together with turmeric makes it easier for your body to absorb and make the most of the benefits of this golden spice.
Enjoy these golden crunchy clusters any time of the day in a variety of ways!
Let me know how you go with making them and if you love them as much as I do.
Golden Granola Clusters
Makes 1L jar
- 2 cup of organic gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup of organic shredded coconut
- 1cup of raw flaked almonds
- 1 cup of organic pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons of linseeds
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons of organic raw honey
- 2 heaped tablespoons of Golden Gut blend
- 1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg
- 1 pinch of grinded Celtic sea salt
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line a large tray with baking paper.
In a large bowl mix the oats, coconut, almonds and seeds.
Warm the coconut oil in a small saucepan and add 3 tablespoons honey, Golden Gut, nutmeg and salt. Stir until thoroughly combined then pour over the oat mixture.
Mix and rub the spiced oil into the oats, nuts and seeds. Once the mixture is evenly coated, spread onto the baking tray. Make sure it is levelled across the pan, and then you can create some small clusters if you like. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey across to finish.
Bake for 25 – 30 mins or until lightly brown and golden on top. Shake the tray one or two times while cooking.
When finished baking, let cool completely on a wire rack. The cooling process should be at least 30 – 45 mins and is crucial in order to crisp the granola. Once cooled, break into clusters.
Store the granola in an airtight jar or container.
For breakfast serve with cold coconut milk and bananas, or over a smoothie bowl or sheep’s milk yoghurt with fresh berries.
Enjoy straight out of the jar as a yummy snack or crumble over roasted pears or my Golden Gut-time ice cream for desert!
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