I recently made up a batch of grain free granola after seeing a recipe over at Minimalist Baker that looked heavenly. I’m always on the lookout for breakfasts that don’t contain sugar for me and the kids so this caught my eye. I love it, the kids love it, even the man has eaten something containing milled flaxseed and declared it delicious.
I made a few changes to the original, going with what I could get my hands on, and it turned out SO good. The only thing I’d change if I make it again is to add less maple syrup, as I don’t think it needs to be quite as sweet, especially as I’ve been eating it for breakfast with yoghurt and berries.
By the way – I would find it implausible to eat such a small portion as in the pic above….but my piggy breakfast (at least three times that quantity) doesn’t look half as pretty!
I can imagine sprinkled over frozen yoghurt it will make a delicious, nutritious treat. Nom! Bring on the summer.
If you want to give it a go, the method follows the Minimalist Baker recipe, and the ingredients I used were as follows:
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 cups flaked almonds
1 ¼ cups pecans
1 cup walnut halves
4 Tbsp milled flax, chia seed, apple & cinnamon (I used Linwoods)
Pinch sea salt
3 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries