By Sue Bedford, nutritional coach
This granola recipe is great as a breakfast ‘on the go’ or as a snack, as the protein from the nuts, combined with the slow release carbohydrate from the oats helps to balance blood sugar levels, which is important for those hormones and fertility. Nuts and seeds are also a good source of omega 3 – important in reducing inflammation. Why not give it a go? If you feel yourself reaching for a snack mid-morning or mid – afternoon go for one of these.
Delicious granola with walnuts, almonds, pecans, raisins and oats (add other nuts/seeds or fruit as you wish)
Ingredients (makes about eight slices)
- 3 cups of porridge oats
- ½ cup of walnuts
- ½ cup of raisins
- ¼ cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- ½ cup of honey
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- ½ cup of almonds
- ½ cup of pecans
- ½ cup of dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
Combine all ingredients. Place into the baking tray and press down.
Bake for around 30 minutes or until light brown. Cut into slices.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.