Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cooking with StyleGamblers - Fruit & nut granola

Fruit & nut granola
written by Agata/ photos by Agata





As you probably heard many times, breakfast is the
most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast is an absolute must, when it comes to proper nutrition. It  should cover 30% of your daily calories intake. It means that it has to be nutritious but hard to digest. Also it should be rich in fiber, which keeps you fuller for longer and speeds up your metabolism. Fiber can be found in products like cerals, fruits and vegetables.
Today I want to show you how my breakfast looks, and how to prepare easy and healthy granola.


DRY INGREDIENTS
2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 cup buckwheat ( not kasza)
1/2 cup dried fruits (I added raisins, cranberries and blueberries)
1/2 cup nuts slightly chopped
1/4 cup sliced coconut
1/2 tbs cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of sea salt

WET INGREDIENTS
1/2 dried prunes ( or medjol dates)
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
3 tbs water
1/2 tbs vanila extract


DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 175°C
2. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients
3. In smaller bowl, using blender, blend all the wet ingredients into a smooth, thick sauce
4.  Pour the sauce into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is covered
5. Spread onto a baking tray lined with parchament paper
6. Bake for 25 minutes, gently stirring every 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 150°C and bake for another 25 mins stirring occasionaly
7. Allow to cool completly before breaking into clusters

Makes 6 cups of granola



I always eat my granola with loads of fruits and soya yogurt or almond milk. It's a perfect start of the day and gives me enough energy until lunch time.
Hope you gonna like it.
Enjoy