Scrumptious Granola Recipe

I use this wonderful granola recipe all the time. I make a big batch and feast on it almost every second day for breakfast.

My children love it and have nicknamed it “mommy’s muesli”. I’m sure that once you have tried this healthy granola recipe you will find yourself using it all the time too. It is so nutritious served with low fat milk or yoghurt. You can use soy, rice, nut or any other milk you prefer.

Oats provide a wonderful slow release of energy, keeping you full for longer. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, manganese, selenium, vitamin B1, magnesium, phosphorous and protein.

Nuts and seeds provide healthy essential polyunsaturated fats which help keep the mind and body in top form. The almonds in particular are high in calcium – containing four times more calcium than milk – as well as magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and vitamin E. Nuts and seeds are also high in protein and fiber. They also contain monounsaturated fats which help prevent heart disease.

Ideally you would use xylitol to sweeten this granola, but to be honest it is rather expensive, so I tend to use fructose more as it is cheaper and also provides a slow release of energy – not as slow as xylitol, but slow enough - making it great for diabetics. You could use sugar, but sugar raises the blood sugar level very quickly, followed by a sharp dip which can cause you to feel suddenly hungry again as well as causing mood swings and sugar cravings. So the key is to keep the blood sugar level stable because this is how your body can perform at its best.

Hunger Buster Granola

Granola recipe

  • 4½c rolled oats
  • 5T olive oil
  • 8T xylitol OR 5T fructose OR 7T sugar
  • 8T flaked almonds
  • 8T mixed nuts – whole or chopped, depending on what you feel like.
  • 5T sunflower seeds
  • 5T green pumpkin seeds
1. In a pan, add the oil, xylitol/fructose and oats.
2. Stir over a gentle heat until the oats start to go golden – about 4 minutes or so.
3. Pour the oats into a big bowl and stir in all the nuts and seeds.
4. Store in the fridge to keep the nuts and seeds fresh.

This granola recipe can very easily be converted into a healthy low-carb muesli recipe by simply adding all the raw ingredients together. The difference between granola and muesli is that granola has a sweet coating which in this case is achieved by warming the olive oil and xylitol/fructose in the pan along with the oats; whereas muesli just contains plain raw oats along with nuts and/or dried fruit.

This breakfast recipe is a real little treasure and I really hope you and your family love it as much as we do. If you have a healthy granola recipe that you would like to share, please contact me as I would love to hear from you.

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