DIARY OF A CHEF AT HOME
a collection of holistic nutrition tips & tricks, plus many of Food on the Table's favourite recipes
Since going grain free (and sugar free) last year I've had to find alternative ways to eat some of my favourite foods. (In a later post I'll explain why I altered my diet to suit my current needs and how it has affected me).
If you're thinking of going grain free or just want a lighter style of granola but just as filling and satisfying, then you'll love this recipe! Not only is it a fraction of the price of store bought granola, it also uses only a fraction of the ingredients resulting in a much more nutrient dense and tasty cereal.
This recipe is merely a template so feel free to play around with the type of fruit and spices you use. I happened to have dried apples and sugar-free candied ginger in my pantry so this is what came out! That's the beauty of cooking.
Apple Ginger Granola (Grain Free)
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 - 3 tablespoons natural sweetener (I used Swerve for a sugar free version)
3 cups coconut ribbon
2 cups nuts and seeds (I used sliced almonds, cashews, pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup dried unsulphered apple, diced
1/4 cup currants, dried
1/4 cup candied ginger, diced (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1.5 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
One of my great joys in life is cooking! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) & food lover I continue to explore the balance between healthy, traditional food preparation and tasty dishes.
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