Recipe: Nut and Seed Granola

Earlier in the year my dad was put on a sulfite free diet and whilst it hasn’t been too tricky for lunches and dinners, he has found breakfast to be a little less fun. He’s a muesli lover from way back and dried fruits are now a big no-no which limits his options somewhat. I decided to help brighten his mornings a little by whipping up a batch of granola that was free from any fruits but instead packed full of nuts and seeds. I gave it to him with a bottle of my cashew milk and he was a very happy camper!

This recipe is similar to my Cashew and Cranberry Granola, so feel free to mix and match to suit your taste buds!

Ingredients List

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (I used ABC – almond, brazil & cashew, but just almond would work fine!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 rice syrup (or honey)
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp vanilla

Nut & Seed Granola

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 165C
  2. Roughly chop the nuts
  3. Combine the oats, nuts, coconut, seeds & LSA in a bowl and stir to combine
  4. In a small saucepan heat the nut butter, coconut butter, rice syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir until smooth and combined
  5. Pour the syrup over the oats mixture and stir until everything is well coated
  6. Spread onto a lined tray and bake for 1o minutes. Remove from the oven and toss the ingredients then return to the oven for 5-7 minutes until lightly golden. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn, and stir as required
  7. Leave to cool and harden up then store in airtight containers
  8. Enjoy!

Fruit Free Granola

Easy as that! There’s something extra delicious about granola when it’s homemade, and I think I’ll be getting more than a few repeat orders from Dad for this!

Are you a muesli/granola fan too? What’s your favourite flavour combination?

4 Comments on Recipe: Nut and Seed Granola

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 8, 2014 at 9:03 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Lila! I have a feeling I’ll be making this rather often for my dad now!

      Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 8, 2014 at 9:04 am (6 years ago)

      Granola does make such a good snack, doesn’t it! So crunchy and delicious!

      Reply

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