Crunchy Granola

A tasty way to start the day! I like to add a dollop of a high protein yoghurt with seasonal fruit on top.




Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced almonds

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Pinch of fine sea salt

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted

  • 1 egg white , (for a vegan substitute, you can try using a flax egg (1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 Tablespoons water OR use 3 Tablespoons smooth creamy nut or seed butter)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all the nuts, seeds, coconut, sweetener, cinnamon & salt.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, egg white & vanilla extract. Pour over nut/seed mixture and stir until combined. Spread mixture in an even layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  • Bake at 140C for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the pan halfway through. (DO not stir granola while baking).

  • Remove pan from oven and allow granola to cool completely.

  • Once cool, break granola into clusters, & store in an airtight container.

  • Serve with toppings of your choice.