To make a lower sugar alternative, just omit the xylitol and dried fruit. If you don’t have xylitol and wish to sweeten the granola, use a tbsp of maple syrup or honey. These two have a much higher glycaemic load than xylitol though and can spike your blood sugar.
Coconut and Cinnamon Granola
- 8 tbsp oats
- 4 tbsp quinoa flakes or add 4 extra tbsps oats
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 50 g pecana or walnuts
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 0.5 tbsp cinnamon
- 0.5 tbsp xylitol optional
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tbsp dried fruit optional
Heat the over to 180C
Add the oats, quinoa flakes (if using), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, nuts, desiccated coconut, cinammon and xylitol into a bowl and mix together
Heat the coconut oil gently until it is liquid - stir into the mixture
Spread the mixture onto a baking tray quite thinly and pop into the oven for 18 minutes - stir well after 6 and 12 minutes
Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cool, stir in the ground flaxseed and dried fruit if using - I used 1 tbsp of goji berries and 1 tbsp of dried cranberries.
Enjoy with fresh fruit and yoghurt!