Healthy breakfast recipe: Granola

This healthy breakfast is packed with protein, slow-release carbohydrates and essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6. It helps you stay fuller for longer, which aids in weight loss. It’s my version of a delicious Jamie Oliver granola recipe.

Granola: In a food processor, roughly whiz up 100g walnuts, 100g brazil nuts, 100g cashew nuts and 100g pumpkin seeds. Place mixture in a large bowl and stir in 100g sunflower seeds, 100g sesame seeds, 300g rolled porridge oats, 40g desiccated coconut and 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Spread mixture over a roasting tray and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C, stirring often to stop the top layer burning. Once toasted to your taste, allow to cool and stir in 100g of dried fruit of your choice (redcurrants, sultanas and raisins work well).

I serve the granola with milk or yogurt (I avoid low fat dairy options, as they contain fewer natural ingredients) and frozen blueberries (defrosted, obviously!).

I also double up ingredients because, basically, I’m lazy and don’t want to have to make more granola too soon! The granola keeps for ages in an airtight container.

Rachel x

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