Healthy Homemade Granola

By Preet Gata-Aura - Natural Health Star Co-Founder -

With so many fantastic granola recipes around at the moment, I thought I’d share my super healthy granola which is packed with nutrients and is so simple to put together; I literally mix up all the ingredients and put them in the oven!

This recipe is gluten-free, lactose-free and is also suitable for vegans.

Granola crop

Every single ingredient in this granola has fantastic health benefits, here are just a few:

Linseed – high in fibre, great for digestive health (mainly constipation and irritable bowel syndrome)

AlmondsIron rich, high in protein, fibre and vitamin E which helps to protect your cell membranes from damage

Sunflower seeds – High in vitamin E, iron and magnesium which is great for bone and heart health

Pumpkin seeds – High in magnesium, iron and zinc which supports the body’s immune system. Pumpkin seeds have a diverse mixture of antioxidants.

seeds

Ingredients (I try to use organic wherever possible)

4 cups organic whole grain rolled oats

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup of chopped nuts (I use pecan and hazelnut)

1 cup of almond flakes

1 cup of mixed seeds (I use golden linseed, brown linseed, chia seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds and nigella seeds)

1 cup organic desiccated coconut

Generous drizzle of organic, extra virgin coconut oil

1 tbs cinnamon

Coconut syrup (optional)

Method

1) Preheat oven to 180°C

2) Mix all the dry ingredients in a baking tray (except the desiccated coconut)

3) Drizzle the melted coconut oil over and mix thoroughly

4) Put in the oven for 40 mins or until the mixture is a lovely golden brown. (Mix the mixture halfway to get an even coverage)

5) Add the desiccated coconut and mix thoroughly.

If you like a sweet granola, add some delicious coconut syrup.

Allow the granola to cool and store in an airtight container.

I love to serve my granola with natural yogurt and berries – enjoy!

Granola yogurt

Try our delicious, healthy range of ethically sourced organic coconut products from the natural health star health shop that make this granola extra special.

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