Monday

Yummola Granola

This morning I share with you a simple & delicious recipe that will last you for a good several days to a week.  (Unless you tend towards visiting your crunchy stash & munching on it throughout the day - ahem! Like some . . . then it might last not more that a couple days.)
Did I mention that it is also highly nutritious? Bonus.  It's got all of your good fats & protein & is ideal for a morning feed or something to keep you sustained throughout the day if any hunger pangs ever creep up.


The recipe comes from Sarah Wilson, pioneer of a sweet as sugar-free lifestyle.  This granola is a testament to that possiblity so naturally I cared to share.
Plus, there are tweaks you can make for this granola to add some bells & whistles.  I'll give you the three variations that I have made thus far . . .

The Original & the bomb:

3 cups coconut flakes
2 TBS chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
2 cups roughly chopped nuts and/or seeds (my go-to's are almonds, walnuts & pepitas)
4-5 TBS coconut oil (melted)
1-3 TBS Rice Malt Syrup (or, alternatively some Stevia powder sprinkled over or Natvia granules added until you achieve your desired sweetness)

Oven pre-heating to 120 degrees C, mix all your dry ingredients together in a big bowl.  Once well combined, drizzle your coconut oil & (if using) rice malt syrup.  Mix through and spread evenly on a lined baking tray.  
Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes (or until desired crunch factor is achieved).  Make sure to turn your granola at half time with a spoon so that it gets a nice well-rounded crisp.
Allow to cool once you're a happy chappy and then get even happier when you can launch in!  



Alternatively you can try out the Pumpkin Spice variety (it's a good 'un!) for which you follow the Original recipe, while adding:

1/3 cup pumpkin purée
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)

If you decide to add some oats for more bulk, bring your coconut oil count to 6 TBS & the pumpkin purée to a 1/2 cup.  Then do your thang and proceed with the mixing.

Now, this next one is possibly my personal favourite.  It's got all the elements thanks to the fact that it tastes like chocolate!  Or perhaps more like a Bounty Bar.  So up next is the Cocoa Crunch:

You will need:

All the same ingredients as the Original but with half a cup raw cacao powder.
I also like to add in some sesame seeds & if you want to try yet another twist (on the twist) give it a go with peanuts or peanut butter.  Alternatively, hazelnuts can give it a nutella flavour.
Just beware of its addictiveness.
It is suitable for breakfast, snacks & dessert.  I love it with yogurt & sometimes a little chopped banana, apple, strawberries or goji berries sprinkled on top with some extra cinnamon to add some more spice to my life.
Let me know how you go if you make any of the above.  I'd be keen to hear :)  



Happy munching x

3 comments:

  1. Chell this looks DELISH!
    Will have to make asap!!

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  2. Definitely worth a try, lovelies. I'm getting through my batches at the rate of knots though I like to think it's not just me absent-mindedly going back for more!

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