Spiced Orange Maple Granola

A delicious start to your day before your next workout

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Granola

I love breakfast, but I usually fail when it comes to making elaborate ones. This delicious granola takes 30 minutes to make and you can bake it in advance to feed you for the week. It’s a mix of proteins, complex carbohydrates and good fats, with a small amount of natural sugar. All of which should mean your blood sugar levels don’t crash after eating it. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup buckwheat groats
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ½ heaped tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ½ tsp. orange oil (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or grapeseed oil
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300° F.

Pulse the cashews and almonds very briefly in a blender or food processor until they are chopped.

Add them to a large mixing bowl, along with the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, buckwheat groats, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, orange oil, maple syrup and salt.

Mix well with a spoon until all ingredients are combined.

Spread the granola on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the granola is just starting to brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool, before breaking it into pieces with your hands.

To serve

Place ⅔ cup of granola into a bowl. Add ½ cup of your chosen yoghurt and garnish with orange slices.

Drizzle over some maple syrup to finish and you’re good to go!

Notes

The granola will keep for up to a week if stored in an airtight container.

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 366; protein 10 g; fat 22 g; carbs 38 g.

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