Chocolate Spice Granola - Julie Buckley


Chocolate Spice Granola

½ c sesame seeds
1 c coconut flakes or thread
2 Tbsp coconut flour
2 Tbsp chia seeds
¼ c cacao or cocoa
½ c sunflower seeds
½ c pumpkin seeds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
The juice of 1 orange
1 ½ Tbsp coconut oil
½ c dried fruit - unsweetened such as goji berries, chopped apricots and or chopped dates

Melt the coconut oil in a small pot and add the cinnamon and ginger to the oil to let it bloom - this helps to develop the flavour.

Mix combine the seeds, cocoa and coconut in a large bowl. Mix in the orange juice and coconut oil spice mix. Spread on a large baking sheet and press down to make it all stick together.

Bake at 100 degrees celcius for about 2 hours checking often to see when the mixture is dry and crispy. I like to then turn the oven off and leave the try in there until cool as this helps make sure the mix is crispy.

When cold mix through the dried fruit. Serve with greek or coconut yoghurt and berries if in season. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.


Healthy Eating


-Julie Buckley (Coach/Chef)
Diabetes Clinic New Zealand

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