Honestly I am not a breakfast person at all and yet the only breakfast I occasionally opt for is granola. There’s something crunchy and sweet about it that puts me in a good mood for the rest of my day. So here’s how I make my homemade quick fix.
(makes 1 large jar.)
40g butter / Olive oil
1 tsp salt
340g oats (I use rye flakes)
200g mix of almonds and pistachios, roughly chopped (Can also use walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans)
50g mix of sunflower seeds and flax seeds (Can use pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds or any seeds of your choice)
1 large egg white
100g mixed chopped figs and raisins (or dried apricots, dates, cranberries )
Pre heat the oven to 180C
Empty the packet of oats / rye flakes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden, stirring occasionally so it cooks evenly.
In a large sauce pan melt the butter and honey until the mixture is well combined. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Put the nuts (without the cranberries and raisins) and stir in so its well coated with the mixture.
Beat an egg white in a separate bowl until frothy, then toss in with the mixture.
Remove toasted oats / rye flakes from the oven and stir into the nut, honey and butter mixture. Once all grains are well coated empty the mix back into the lined baking tray and bake for another 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and leave to cool.
Sprinkle the dry fruit in.
Store in an airtight container.
*Benefits of Rye
Rye is a great weight loss grain! Rye fiber is richly endowed with noncellulose polysaccharides, which have exceptionally high water-binding capacity and quickly give a feeling a fullness and satiety, making rye bread a real help for anyone trying to lose weight. Not only that but rye is full of flavour. A high-fibre, satisfying, hearty replacement or addition to wheat or oat flakes, rye flakes also make a great addition to granola cereals.
Bon Apetite 😛
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