Granola dust

Say goodbye to the mid-morning slump and biscuit cravings! This granola is so nutritious - packed with fibre, protein and healthy fats to keep you going until lunch. Adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe, it is so versatile meaning you can easily mix up your breakfasts. It is worth making a large batch as it will keep well if stored in an air tight container.


Ingredients:

  • 1 kg porridge oats

  • 300 g unsalted mixed nuts , such as walnuts, almonds Brazils, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews

  • 250 g mixed seeds , such as chia, poppy, sunflower, sesame, linseed, pumpkin

  • 50 - 150 g mixed dried fruit, such as blueberries, cranberries, sour cherries, mango, apricots, figs, sultanas, goji berries. Dried fruit is high in sugar so try to reduce quantity as much as possible

  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder

  • 1 large orange


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.

  2. Place the oats, nuts and seeds in a large roasting tray. Mix together and roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway.

  3. Add the roasted oats, nuts and seeds together with the dried fruit, cacao powder and orange zest into a food processor. You will probably have to do this in batches.

  4. Once it is blitzed up, store in an airtight jar/tin.



Serving suggestions:

  • A few tablespoons of granola with your chosen milk, natural or Greek yoghurt (avoid flavoured and fat-free) topped with fresh fruit.

  • Make porridge using 50% granola and 50% whole oats.

  • Add it to smoothies


Granola dust served with Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, banana, pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs