Running late for work may lead to missed breakfast, but with this easy and quick granola, you can have your breakfast ready to go in no time. Storage lasts to over a week (Meal prep idea!!!). But this is a rich chocolatey but healthy option that has a base of almonds and almonds and gluten free oats.
First add raw unsalted almonds and coconut flakes to a grinder and grind until almonds are 'chopped' into small pieces. This will help make sure you don't bite into large pieces of almonds.
Once done and combined, add to a bowl and combine with the oats oats
This is the perfect time to add your favourite seeds. My favourites happen to be pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Now heat up your pan and combine your coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, cacao powder and vanilla. (Don't boil, just heat and mix well). If you're not a fan of cinnamon, you can omit from this recipe. You can also replace the honey with maple syrup to keep it vegan.
Once done, pour all over the dry ingredients and mix gently until granola is full covered with wet mixture. If you feel the mixture is too dry, add more coconut oil.
your granola should be a little sticky at this point which will help dry up nicely once removed from the oven.
At this point, pour your mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. This step is important because otherwise your granola will stick to the pan and crumble/break.
Place your pan into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it so your granola doesn't burn. Once removed, you will notice it is not crunchy, this is because it is still hot. Just like freshly baked cookies, these require to cool down for at least 20 minutes before you crumble it into your air-tight containers.
There you have it. A delicious and nutritious breakfast filled with healthy antioxidants and carbs to keep you full for hours as well as good fats, magnesium and fiber. My favourite way to eat this granola is with sliced bananas, berries and a cold almond or oat milk.
I hope you guys try this recipe out and let me know what you think.
1 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oats
1/4 Cup almonds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/5 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup if vegan)
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla