Autumn Spiced Granola

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I don't often make granola because quite frankly, I can't be trusted not to eat it all in one go. However, the urge was strong today and with it being a tad miserable outside, I decided to indulge myself and make a batch for the week ahead. 

The weather is beginning to turn colder and I feel myself immediately being drawn to all the warming spices, so into the mix they went. The result was a simple and tasty autumn spiced granola. So simple in fact, I thought I'd jump straight online and share it so you can make it too.

I personally make an effort to keep things as low sugar as possible and found this sweet enough just with the bananas. However, if you feel you need a little more sweetness you could add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey to the wet mix.

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My favourite ways to enjoy granola are sprinkled on top of a smoothie bowl, straight out of the jar by the handful or alongside coconut yogurt and berries. 


AUTUMN SPICED GRANOLA

Dry ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups jumbo rolled oats (gluten free if required)

  • 1 cup almonds, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1 cup coconut chips

  • 2 tbsp carob or cacao powder (optional)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 2 large very ripe bananas

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Method:

  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment.

  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

  • Blend wet ingredients together in a blender. If you don't own a blender, you could try mash the bananas and mix together by hand.

  • Add wet mixture to dry and stir well.

  • Spread mixture evenly on prepared tray and bake for around 20 minutes, turning mixture halfway through.