Golden Grain Granola
Granola is such a versatile food, whether you enjoy it by the handful (tell me i'm not alone), as a cereal with homemade almond milk, sprinkled on top of yogurt, or perfectly arranged to create a stunning smoothie bowl! This recipes uses what I consider pantry staples (hello convenience) & takes minutes to prep with virtually no clean up (you're welcome)! Double up the batch & store in the freezer for a quick nourishing snack when life gets busy!
In honour of national walnut day, here are some wellthy walnut facts:
Walnuts are exceptionally rich in antioxidants, which are concentrated in the thin, brown skin.
Walnuts are made up of 65% fat and only about 15% protein.
Walnuts are low in carbs, most of which consist of fibre.
Most of the energy in walnuts comes from fat. This makes them an energy-dense, high-calorie food.
Walnuts contain a relatively high percentage of a healthy omega-3 fat called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is considered to be especially beneficial for heart health & helps reduce inflammation.
what you'll need:
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup walnuts
2 tbsp coconut oil (room temp)
1 tbsp cinnamon
pinch sea salt
preheat oven to 350.
combine all ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl & stir until well incorporated.
Arrange on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
To achieve a cluster consistency, don't stir the granola after you've put it into the oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the granola becomes a beautiful golden colour.
Let cool completely before enjoying.
Store in a glass container at room temperature or in the freezer for up to 1 month.