I posted this recipe on Facebook in December 2014. I made a whole bunch to give away to family and friends as a Christmas present and it was a

After a few attempts, I finally found a granola formula that works for me... a modified recipe from theroastedroot.net.

It is crunchy and slightly sweet, full of goodness and healthy fats! There will be some protein in the nuts, but I always aim for at least 20g in every meal so I like to add this granola to my favourite Kinetica Vanilla Caramel shake for a yummy protein rich breakfast! But it also goes amazingly well with greek style yogurt!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup diced dates
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

- Preheat the oven to 150 C° and line a baking sheet (or 2) with parchment paper.

- Add the first 4 ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until nuts are chopped in small pieces and NOT into a fine powder. You want so e bigger nut chunks for extra crunch!

- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg white with the water until slightly foam

- Add the coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt to the foamy mixture and whisk together well.

- Mix the dates and desiccated coconut with the chopped nuts and pour it into the wet mixture, mix well.

- Spread the granola mixture evenly on the baking sheet(s) and bake for 40-50 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes to ensure it cooks evenly, but do not stir for the last 10 minutes before you remove the granola from the oven!

- Once golden-brown and crispy, remove from the oven and allow it to sit for 10-20 minutes or until cold. This is when the magic happens so be patient if you want crunchy clusters!

- Once cold, store in air tight container(s).

-Serve with milk, as a crunchy topping to yogurt or with my favourite kinetica protein shake for that extra protein hit!

ENJOY!