December continues with healthy breakfasts as today we do sugar free apple granola. Granola tastes super good with porridge, yogurt and smoothies. A bowl of granola with a half cup of almond milk topped with banana and berries is super yummy. Apple granola is packed with fiber, proteins and good fats.
The basic recipe for granola is 6 dl of grains, 3 dl of nuts and seeds, 1-2 dl of liquids plus 1-2 dl of dried fruits. Oats are the basic grains but you can use even whole quinoa (if your teeth can handle the crunch). In this recipe I use oats, buckwheat and quinoa meal. For nuts you obviously pick your favorite ones. It might be a good idea to double the amount of them because fresh granola is so good that you and your family wants to snack it straight from the jar and the nuts are the firsts ones to end up eaten of course.
The liquids is half oil and half something sweet as juice, syrup or honey or a combination of them. Or sugar free apple puree.
For dried fruit I prefer raisins and dried apple bites but what ever you choose, make sure the fruit is just fruit and no additives as sugar or acids.
Home made granola keeps good for about two weeks and makes a nice present too.
Home made apple granola recipe
2 dl oat meal
2 dl buckwheat meal
2 dl quinoa meal
1 dl pecans
1 dl cashews
1 dl almonds
2 tbsp ceylon cinnamon
1 dl sugar free apple puree
0,5 dl coconut oil
1 dl raisins
1 dl dried apple
- Preheat oven to 150 ºC.
- Mix grains, nuts and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil and mix it with the apple puree. Pour the mixture in dry ingredients and mix well.
- Roast in the oven for about half an hour.
- Let to cool and mix in raisins and dried apple.