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Low sugar healthy granola

 

Granola from the supermarket is very morish, mainly due to the high fat and sugar content which is why it pays to make your own at home. It really is limitless as to what you can add into your creation. Some go for nuts while others go for fruit. Mine is neither and never the same – just a mash mix of what ever is in the pantry at the time.

 
To bind the dry ingredients of this batch I used apple sauce; which is peeled apples, pureed. This adds a natural sweetness while bringing it all together without overdoing the oil and sugar.
 

Healthy and easy low fat granola

Makes about 4 cups

 
+ 3 cups oats
+ 1 cup pepitas
+ 1/4 cup linseeds
+ 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
+ 1/4 chia seeds
+ 1/4 rice malt syrup
+ 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
+ 2 tsp ground cinnamon
+ 1 tbs coconut oil
+ 1/2 tsp vanilla
+ 2 tbsp honey

 

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan forced.

 

Step 2 – In a large bowl mix the oats, pepitas, linseed, sunflower seed, chia seed, rice malt and cinnamon.

 

Step 3 – In a food processor or thermomix place the apples with 2 tbsp water and process until finely chopped.

 

Step 4 – Warm up the apples on the stove top or Thermomix and add vanilla, oil and honey.

 

Step 5 – Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix to combine.  Spread the mixture over a greased lined baking tray.

 

Step 6 – Bake the granola until golden crispy, about 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool (optional add sultanas here). Store your granola in an airtight container and enjoy for up to one month (or however quickly it goes!)

 
 
 

Do you make muesli or granola at home? what do you add in?

 

This post first appeared on Kidspot Village Voices  where you will be sure to get lost for a few hours with some great reads and tips on parenting.

 

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