Maple Nut Granola

For many years I have was a toast and jam girl at breakfast. Who am I kidding? I have been known to breakfast on second hand, well-gummed toast crusts when my children were very small.

Throw that bread in the toaster and slap something sweet on top to jumpstart the body in the morning. Coffee anyone?

After making the conscious decision to put my health first I was completely delighted when I found this fantastic granola recipe in the wonderful book Clean Food by Terry Walters. Who knew that healthy could taste so good?

The chopped walnuts and slivered almonds add protein to the wholegrain power pack combination of rolled oats and crispy brown rice. Coconut flakes and oil provide a healthy fat to satiate the body and the addition of cloves and cinnamon help to stimulate the metabolism and balance blood sugars.

This is the perfect blend of nutrition to keep energy levels up all morning long and I love that I can make a batch when I have time on my hands and reach for a healthy choice each morning when I don’t.

Maple Nut Granola
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups rolled oats
  2. 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal
  3. 1½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  4. 1 cup sliced almonds
  5. 1 cup chopped walnuts
  6. 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  7. ½ tsp ground cloves
  8. ½ cup virgin coconut oil melted
  9. ½ cup maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
  2. Clean dry hands are perfect for this job and the measuring is simple enough to enlist a child helper.
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients and pour over the dry, stirring to coat.
  4. Spread the mix out evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 60 mins at 250°F.
Notes
  1. Get a jump on weekday breakfasts by making a batch at the weekend.
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Louise Innes

Author: Louise Innes

Louise Innes is a holistic nutritionist who resides in Calgary, Alberta. Her balanced take on nutrition brings a refreshing perspective to the world of food.

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