Are you a cereal lover? By now I’m sure you are aware of how much sugar is in the supermarket cereals. This is why I have added another edition of a healthy granola recipe to our blog. Check out our other Healthy Granola Recipe HERE. This recipe is inspired by an artisan cafe in Paris Zia! It is crunchy, nutty and delicious! It is simply to make and can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a month.
- 250g Oats,
- 50g Sunflower Seeds,
- 50g Pumpkin Seeds,
- 25g Organic Cocoa Nibs,
- 25g Sesame Seeds
- 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil,
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil,
- 20g Brown Sugar,
- 3 tbsp Honey,
- 3 tbsp Maple Syrup (optional)
- A Pinch of Salt
- Preheat the oven to 165 degrees Celcius. Spray/ line a baking tray and set aside. Next, mix all of the above ingredients into a bowl and spread evenly onto the tray.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool before storing in an airtight container.
What are the benefits of each ingredient?
Oats – Oats are a nutrient-rich food that contains many vitamins and minerals whilst remaining low in calories. As a result, eating low-calorie foods that are nutrient-dense can provide the body with the nutrients its needs whilst helping to lose/ maintain a healthy weight. They also contain many antioxidants.
Sunflower Seeds – Are rich in healthy fats, benefit from plant compounds and also contain several vitamins and minerals. These nutrients play an important role in reducing the risk of common health issues, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds may be small, however, they are packed full of valuable nutrients. Eating only a small amount can provide you with a substantial amount of healthy fats, zinc and magnesium. Because of this, they are linked to providing several health benefits such as improved heart health.
Cocao Nibs – Cocao nibs are made from crushed cocoa beans and are highly nutritious. They are extremely rich in antioxidants, cacao nibs have been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other health benefits too.
Sesame Seeds – Sesame seeds are a great source of healthy fats, protein, fibre, vitamin B, minerals, antioxidants etc. When consumed regularly this can aid blood sugar control and help lower cholesterol.
Oils – Olive Oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, it also contains large amounts of antioxidants, it holds strong anti-inflammatory properties and is protective against heart disease. Sun Flower Oil contains more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. It is naturally extracted from sunflower seeds, is cholesterol-free, low in saturated fats and contains omega 6 fat which is good for overall health.
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