Super healthy recipe for Chocolate, Banana and Almond Granola
1 cup gluten-free oats or quinoa flakes
2 Tbsp. flax or pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp. almond butter
2 Tbsp. maple syrup OR stevia powder (optional)
¼ tsp. vanilla powder
1-2 tsp. cinnamon
½ cup raw almonds
¼ cup chopped dates (optional)
1 mashed banana
¼ cup cacao nibs
¼ cup coconut chips/flakes
¼ cup coconut butter, melted
Pinch or two of Himalayan salt
Preheat oven to 180 C.
In a food processor, combine the nuts, coconut flakes, seeds. cacao, dates (OK if you just mix with your hands and leave the nuts whole).
Heat the coconut oil, mashed banana and maple syrup on the stove.
Once the nuts and seeds are chopped, mix in the oats, cinnamon and vanilla.
Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, banana and almond butter to the dry ingredients.
Spread evenly on greased baking paper (I spray it with olive oil) on a tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until golden, turning halfway.
When golden, remove and cool immediately to get it crispy. Break it into ‘granola’ like pieces.
Recipe created by Jessica Sepel, a qualified Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach. She is the author of several eBooks, including the JSHealth Detox Plan and The Clean Life. Visit www.jessicasepel.com for more recipes, nutrition advice and wellness inspiration.