Stop buying expensive granola at the supermarket. Instead buy the raw ingredients and do it yourself and this will guarantee no preservatives, or extra oils aided to it. You have full control over
Chopped Whitworths – Soft Dates, 50 g
Tesco – Scottish Porridge Oats 50g,
3 tablespoons Groovy Food Company – Agave Nectar,
Cashews – Raw, 1/4 cup
Raw Almonds, 0.25 cup, whole
Tesco Whole Foods – Pumpkin Seeds 15 g
Whole Foods Organic – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Cold Pressed, 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
1.If do not have a dehydrator preheat the oven to 160 C/ 310 F
2. In a sauce pan simmer 2 inches of water and place dates in the water. Let cook until tender. Then drain water and place soft dates into blender. Pulse until smooth.
3. Combine the remain ingredients and then spread on a baking tray that is lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 110 C/ 225 F for another 20-25 minutes.
5. Then it is ready!
It can serve 8 snack size portion or 4 meals.
Per Serving (snack size) :144 calories 18g carbs 7g fat 4g protein and 7g sugar.
If made simply and responsibly, granola can provide some decent health benefits for its consumers. Rolled oats provide lots of fiber, which is important for digestion, and the fruits and nuts in granola can contain important vitamins and promote good health. For example, almonds can help lower cholesterol.Oats also contain antioxidants, which can help strengthen your body and prevent disease.
Granola isn’t all good health news. Modern-day granola bars and cereals can be loaded with sugars and oil, making them deceptively dense in saturated fat and calories. Granola’s reputation as a health food is shaky, mostly because consumers tend to prefer processed, heavily sweetened brands to more natural ones.
Remember: everything in moderation! Certain brands of granola can be healthier for you than others.