Coconut, Almond & Apricot Granola

Granola is the perfect addition to a yoghurt bowl or a smoothie, but it can often be really expensive. Making your own is much cheaper, more delicious and surprisingly easy!

INGREDIENTS

1 small batch 

  • 125g Rolled Oats 
  • 40g Almonds, chopped 
  • 45g Dried Apricot 
  • 35g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 15g Desiccated Coconut  
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil 
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon 
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • Pinch of Salt

METHOD 

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C and line a baking tray 
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients from the maple syrup to the pinch of salt 
  3. Add in the oats, chopped almonds, dried apricot, pumpkin seeds and desiccated coconut and mix well 
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto the lined baking tray and press the granola down using a spoon or a spatula 
  5. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes then give it a stir and press it down again 
  6. Bake for a further 15 minutes until the granola is golden in colour 
  7. Leave to cool completely before breaking it into clusters and transferring to an airtight jar or container

Feel free to double the recipe to make a larger batch.

Matcha Granola

So I have definitely not been developing new recipes as often as I would like to! I am currently studying my masters in nutrition whilst working part time so haven’t had time to document any new recipes recently… However, matchacircle sent me some of their delicious matcha green tea powder to try and I took the opportunity to mix up something delicious! I have made my own granola before, but thought why not combine it with pretty much my favourite ingredient- pure matcha!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of jumbo oats
  • 1/2 a cup of raw pistachios
  • 1/2 a cup of raw almonds
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut flakes
  • 1/4 of a cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of matcha circle
  • 1/4 a cup of honey
  • 1/4 of a cup of coconut oil (melted)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper to set aside ready for when the granola is mixed.
  • In a bowl, mix together the oats, pistachios, almonds, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and matcha green tea powder.
  • Pour the honey and coconut oil into the bowl and mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Transfer the granola mix on to the prepared baking tray with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes checking it half way through to toss around the baking sheet.

Matcha granola

I consume matcha-green tea on a daily basis not just because its delicious but because of its high antioxidant content. It is also extremely versatile- I drink matcha as a tea, a latte and I have developed loads of raw recipes which you can find on my recipes page.


If you want to try matcha circle then head to their website!

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