I love to have healthy snacks at hand when I am in a hurry. It makes life so much easier. My kids adore granola too. They either add it to their nut milk or use it as a nice addition to their morning millet or buckwheat meal. You can even have it by the spoon when you need a healthy snack to support your energy.
This granola is dairy-free and gluten-free.
Makes: 2 jars
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1/3 cup pecans,
½ cup walnuts,
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup pistachios
¼ cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup buckwheat flakes
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1 unripe banana cut into small pieces
3-4 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp date paste (or honey)
½ teaspoon of sea salt
¼ cup coconut flakes
Steps to follow:
1.Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F.
3.In a large bowl, mix the pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, hemp seeds, buckwheat flakes, quinoa flakes, and banana pieces. Mix all ingredients well.
4.In a large pot, melt 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil over low heat, and once melted, add 1 tablespoon date paste (or honey) and salt. Stir well and remove from the heat.
5.Add all the nuts to the liquid mixture and mix everything well.
6.Prepare a big baking dish and cover it with a baking sheet.
7.Spread the mixture in a single layer and bake for 10-12 minutes.
8.Sprinkle the coconut flakes and bake for 5 minutes longer until they get lightly brown.
9.Remove from the oven and let the mixture cool completely.
10.Store it in glass jars at room temperature.