I love granola but it is often laden with sugar, this is especially the case with store bought varieties, so I occasionally make my own, much to the delight of my little girl! My girl, by the way, would really love to eat all the chocolate sugary breakfast cereals she can get her hands on, but I just don’t give in to this particular demand. Breakfast in our house is varied, it ranges from eggs to porridge to croissants and to breakfast parfaits, so it’s not like she’s deprived by me sticking to my guns about these
crappy store bought cereals. So I make granola to satisfy her sweet tooth, and lets be honest, mine too.
Making granola is easy peasy, and you are unlimited in how much you can play around with ingredients, for this granola I wanted to keep the sugar content a bit lower, so I went fruitless, I know this may be controversial to some, but I think you can do whatever you want with your own, and there should be no rules! So this recipe is full of healthy fats from the nuts and seeds and has a healthy dose of fibre from the oats, it has just 2 tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of maple syrup, now that may seem like a lot at first glance but it is a lot less than most recipes I’ve seen and this recipe yields about 550g or at least 8 – 10 servings so when you work it out it’s not actually that much sugar, in fact it works out at about 8g of sugar max per serving.
On a side note the aroma that fills the house when this is baking in the oven is delicious! I’m telling you now, if you are selling your house forget about the brewing coffee and baking cookie tricks, just make some of this granola, it will have your house sold in no time 😉 Seriously though, when my girl came home from school and got a wiff of this granola she was straight in the kitchen to see what was cooking! This granola is great with your favorite milk, with greek yogurt or make these breakfast parfaits with it. It will keep for about a month in an airtight container, mine usually doesn’t last that long 🙂
This pistachio and seed granola is :
- High in fibre
- High in healthy fats
- Lower in sugar than regular granola
- 300 calories per serving
- Packed with healthy fats
- Ready in under 30 minutes
Pistachio and Seed Granola
- 250 g jumbo rolled oats
- 50 g shelled pistachios , roughly chopped
- 20 g sunflower seeds
- 20 g pumpkin seeds
- 20 g golden linseed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- A small pinch of sea salt
- 80 ml coconut oil
- 2 tbs honey
- 2 tbs maple syrup
- Pre heat the oven to 150 degrees C
- In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well, add the oil, honey and maple syrup and mix well again.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly onto to a large baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring it up half way through. The granola should be a golden brown colour when cooked.
- Leave to cool and store in an airtight container.
- Serve with milk of your choice or with yogurt and fresh fruit.