Low sugar Cinnamon Granola & Strawberry Maca Nicecream

It’s now common knowledge that shop bought granola can be high in sugar and fat. Not what you want when you’ve tried to pick a healthy breakfast.

Making your own is a brilliant option but sometimes it can be hard to get it just right. After 3 failures and a re-test I’ve finally perfected a granola that’s low in sugar but high in taste.

I ate mine with strawberry and banana ‘nicecream’ (i.e. frozen bananas pretending to be icecream!). It was so yummy that I had to share the recipe for it as well! Although this would be amazing on-top of any smoothie, from beetroot to glorious green.  Or simply eaten with milk or yogurt.

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For the granola (make ahead)

serves 5
.5 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut oil melted
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • Optional (but recommended):
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup dried mulberries
    • 1/4 cup goji berries

Method

  1. Preheat the over to 180°C.
  2. Mix the oats, coconut oil, coconut sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Spread out the mix on a baking tray and put in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn off the oven. Take out the granola, mix it round and add the seeds and dried fruit.
  5. Put the tray back in the oven with the door slightly open.
  6. Leave the granola until the oven has cooled down to make it super crispy (Did you learn about this trick in my crunchy fig and almond granola post?).

Should store for a couple of weeks in an air tight container. Mine didn’t make it past 3 days so I can’t tell you for sure how long it lasts.

For the Stawberry Maca Icecream

serves 1
2 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • 2 medium frozen bananas
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder
  • toppings:
    • coconut flakes
    • granola

Method

  1. Put all of the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with granola and coconut flakes and enjoy.

Did you know….

Maca is reported to improve mood, energy levels and sexual function.

Have you tried low sugar granola before?
What’s your favourite?

Update: This recipe was featured on  finesseyoga.com