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Recipe: Selfmade grain free protein granola cereal

Granola cereal is not one of my common breakfast.  But sometimes I crave some of a crunchy and sweet taste protein cereal made of granola. I normally eat it with warm almond milk or coconut yogurt with berries. This recipe is really easy to make and it can be storaged in your kitchen for craving times like mine, or for daily breakfast if you like. I add always Maca and Hemp protein to my grain free granola müsli aka cereal.

If you have read my story, you probably found out that I was addicted to this sugary fake cereal called: Lucky Charms, I still remember the taste of it even though I haven’t eaten it for 7 years. Crazy, huh?

Well, I found a healthier way to feed my cereal cravings, eating protein granola cereal with fruits and either almond milk or yogurt. I try to keep the grains limited but with no stress. I found several easy recipes on how to make granola in my own. Since I am not chef and I am not a kitchen person, I do everything by taste, I normally look what I already have to use it for my meals. I always keep some berries to throw on the müsli and also in my almost daily pancakes!

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS AND RECIPE OF A SELF-MADE GRANOLA CEREAL

Because it is a grain free recipe, the nuts and seeds are packed with healthy protein and fats. I tried and gave a twist to the recipe from Minimal Baker. I like simple meals with few ingredients in my food recipes or meal plans, for me; the simple, the better.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake

1 cup slivered raw almonds

1 cup raw walnuts

1 cup raw cashew nuts

1 cup oats

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp coconut sugar

1/4 tsp of sea salt

3 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp  honey

1/4 cup your favorite dried  fruit

1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

1/4 cup raw cacao nibs

HOW TO

Preheat oven to 160°C and position a rack in the center of the oven.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut flakes, nuts, cinnamon, coconut sugar, cacao and salt.

In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the coconut oil and honey and pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.

Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet (may require two depending on size) and bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven, add dried fruits and stir.

Increase heat to 170°C and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes, or until deep golden brown.

The coconut oil will help this granola crisp up nicely, but be sure to watch it carefully as it browns quickly.

Once the granola is visibly browned and done cooking, remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Enjoy it with your favorite milk or yogurt, you can also enjoy it as a post workout snack. Take it on the go for your next in between meetings, after a yoga practice or workout. This easy and simple recipe will keep you full and energetic for your next move.

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