Julie Montagu, aka The Flexi Foodie, shares her recipe for her delicious chocolate and coconut granola – packed with nutrients and yummy-tasting, it makes for a great healthy breakfast for the family.
"Two of my four kids are obsessed with chocolate granola and, frankly, so am I!" she explains. "Let's be honest, it's actually hard to find a good, healthy version of chocolate granola, and when I have found it, it's VERY expensive. This recipe was invented with not only chocolate in mind, but also cost and time. So from my kitchen to yours, this one is simple, tastes so good and you can store it too. Perfect."
Ingredients:2 tablespoons coconut oil65g blanched almonds60g cashews60g pecans70g raisins35g sesame seeds35g pumpkin seeds35g unsweetenedDesiccated (dried) coconut1 teaspoon raw cacao powder1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 tablespoons honeyPlant-based milk, to serve
1. Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the nuts, raisins and seeds to the pan first, followed closely by the disccated coconut, cacao powder, cinnamon and honey.
2. Stir frequently for 15 minutes, reducing the heat slightly after 10 minutes.
3. Either serve yourself a portion with some plant-based milk and store the rest, or transfer everything to an airtight container.