As part of my challenge (to myself!) to try and reduce my gluten intake I wanted to publish a few gluten free recipes to inspire everyone. I want to prove toast doesn’t have to be your “go-to” breakfast food!
This granola is so easy to make, is very yummy and super healthy. Make a batch and keep it for the days when you need a quick breakfast. You could even have it as a snack! Serve with milk (cows or almond) or yoghurt.
My toddler loves this for her breakfast– just be careful of the size of the nuts if making it for younger ones.
The recipe below is for a Thermomix, but this is easy enough to do without. Just melt the coconut oil and mix through the remaining ingredients. Easy!
This recipe was originally inspired by the Coco-Nutty Granola on IQS, with a few tweaks. Enjoy.
- 70g coconut oil
- 40g rice malt syrup
- 120g coconut (desiccated, shredded or flakes)
- 300g mixed raw nuts and seeds (I use chia, sunflower seeds, pepitas, almonds and cashews)
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with paper.
- Add coconut oil to bowl. Melt 100°C, spd 2, 1.5 minutes (or until melted).
- Add remaining ingredients. Mix spd 4, 10 seconds (longer if you want to chop the nuts more).
- Spread onto baking tray and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, turning halfway. Cook until it reaches the desired “crunch” level (I like it crunchier, so I cook it until it’s darker!).
- Serve with some natural yoghurt or almond milk and blueberries. Yum!
This will keep in an airtight container in the cupboard for a couple of weeks.
I use desiccated coconut as I prefer that to flaked, however it’s personal preference.
Change the amount of rice malt syrup dependant on your tastes (but don’t go overboard!!).
You can roughly chop your nuts before placing in the mixture, however as I am a lazy cook I just use the thermomix to chop them up a little!
As I always say, you are only limited by your imagination! Try different nuts or mix up the amounts of each ingredient you put in. Try less rice malt syrup to change the sweetness, or add vanilla or cinnamon to mix it up.