Spiced Granola Two Ways; Strawberry, Macadamia & Pear + Orange, Almond & Apricot

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Spiced Granola
Two Ways;
Strawberry, Macadamia & Pear + Orange, Almond & Apricot 

Vegetarian. Dairy Free. Vegan. Refined Sugar-Free. Gluten Free

Base Ingredients:
(Base ingredients used for both options)

1/2 cup of pepitas
1/2 cup of sesame seeds
1/2 cup of flaxseeds
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
1/2 cup of maple syrup or rice bran syrup
1/4 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of cardamom

Option One: Strawberry, Macadamia & Pear
4 cups of wholegrain oats – OR – 2 cups quinoa flakes + 2 cups puffed brown rice for GF
1 cup of halved macadamias
1/2 cup of goji berries
1/2 cup of dehydrated or dried strawberries
1/2 cup of dehydrated or dried pears
1/2 cup of shredded coconut

Option Two: Orange, Almond & Apricot (GF)
4 cups of wholegrain oats – OR – 2 cups quinoa flakes + 2 cups puffed brown rice for GF
1 cup of chopped almonds
1/2 cup of chopped dates
1/2 cup of dehydrated oranges
1/2 cup of dried apricots
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds

Strawberry, Macadamia & Pear Granola

Orange, Almond & Apricot Granola

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

Melt coconut oil and whisk it with the maple syrup/rice bran syrup, vanilla essence, sea salt and spices.

Place the flaxseeds, sesame seeds, oats/or quinoa flakes + puffed brown rice, pepita’s, sunflower seeds, nuts in a large bowl, pour the coconut oil mixture over the top and and mix until the liquid mixture evenly coats the seeds & oats/quinoa flakes + puffed rice.

Set aside the following ingredients as they will be mixed through the granola once it has come out of the oven.
Option 1:  goji berries, shredded coconut, strawberries & pear
Option 2:  orange, apricot & dates

Line two baking trays with baking paper and evenly distribute a layer of the granola mix on each tray. Try not to put too much on each tray as it will prevent the granola from getting a nice even golden tan. Pop the granola in a pre-heated oven for 20mins. After 10mins give the mixture a bit of a stir to ensure even tanning and to prevent burning.

Once the mixture is golden brown remove it from the oven, let it cool for 10mins on the trays to allow sections to form clusters and then stir through the ingredients set aside earlier.

And there you have yourself a delicious crunchy granola!

Serve with your favourite milk & fresh fruit, on top of mango ice-cream/smoothie bowl or as a layer in a breakfast parfait.

Store in an airtight container in the pantry.

ENJOY!

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