I tend to eat quite healthy most of the time, and I keep a strict meal and exercise plan in order to remain strong and healthy. You may not be able to find any junk food or candy in my pantry, and I prefer making healthy treats instead of buying them.
This spelt granola is made entirely out of spelt flakes (as opposed to using whole oats in regular granola), and is crunch and absolutely delicious with fresh yogurt and fruits. I like to add it all kinds of nuts and seeds, and I use some maple to sweeten it a little. It’s so easy to make you’ll never have to buy granola again!
Spelt Granola with Fruits and Nuts
- 1 kg. Whole spelt flakes available in natural health stores
- 100 grams chopped walnuts
- 100 grams chopped almonds
- 100 grams chopped cashews
- 50 grams sunflower seeds
- 50 grams pumpkin seeds
- 25 grams whole flax seed
- 50 grams grated coconut or poppy seeds
- 25 grams sesame seeds
- 30 ml. (2 tbsp.) vegetable oil
- 160 grams (1/2 cup) maple syrup
- 125 ml. (1/2 cup) water
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 150 grams dried cranberries
- 150 grams dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
In a large bowl mix spelt flakes, nuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, coconut and sesame until blended.
Add oil, maple, water, salt, cinnamon and vanilla and stir the mixture with your hands until all ingredients are coated with a thin layer of maple.
Transfer the mixture into the pans in a flat layer.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every few minutes until granola is golden and nuts are roasted.
Cool completely at room temperature.
Add blueberries and cranberries and mix well.
Keep the granola in a sealed jar.
- Keep the granola in a sealed jar for up to a month.
- You can use any kind of nut you like, and add or omit according to your personal taste.
- Instead of maple you can use date syrup or honey the same amount.
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