Gluten-free Greek Honey Nut Tahini and Cinnamon Granola
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An indulgent and nourishing combination of nuts and seeds inspired by the sweet flavours of Greece!
Easy to make, gluten-free and refined sugar-free , this granola recipe ticks all the boxes for a great start to the day!
Perfect sprinkled over Greek yogurt, porridge or snack on their own.
1 Large Jar
100g raw Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
100g raw almonds, roughly chopped
100g raw pecans, roughly chopped
50g gluten-free oats (buckwheat or quinoa flakes)
50g dark tahini paste
30g pumpkin seeds
80g dried figs, (approx 4) chopped into small pieces (substitute any dried fruit - sultanas, raisins, dried apricot, goji berry, dried blueberries are also great)
5 Tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil
45g Greek honey (or maple syrup if vegan)
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp sea salt
Grated zest of 1 small unwaxed orange (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC, and prepare a lipped baking tray with baking paper.
Roughly chop all the nuts.
In a big bowl add in all the dry ingredients.
Then using a spatula, mix in all the wet ingredients until everything is well coated.
Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking tray, making sure it's spread as flat as possible.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, mixing it up 2-3 times to evenly bake and prevent burning.
Let cool completely in the tray.
Pour into a glass jar and keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
This granola will typically keep for a month or so. If it lasts that long!
SERVE THIS WITH.
Sprinkled over your gluten-free porridge
Brazil nuts - an excellent source of dietary fibre, antioxidant Vitamin E and Selenium. (Source)
Almonds - high in protein and fibre and are an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. (Source)
Pecans - sweet tasting and an excellent source of dietary fibre and Vitamins B and E.(Source)
Gluten-free oats - are a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. Oats are high in the soluble fibre beta-glucan, which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and promotes healthy gut bacteria. (Source)
Tahini paste - is a rich source of B vitamins that boost energy and brain function, vitamin E, which is protective against heart disease and stroke, and important minerals, such as magnesium, iron and calcium. (Source)
Pumpkin seeds - are a rich source of minerals including Iron, Zinc and Magnesium. (Source)
Dried figs - give a sweet chewy texture to the granola as well as providing a good source of fibre. (Source)
Greek extra virgin olive oil - specifically Greek oil, has the lowest acidity (approximately 0.5%) and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Benefits may include anti-inflammatory properties, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and improves bone calcification. (Source)
Greek honey - is nutritionally dense and filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. (Source)
Ceylon (True) Cinnamon - is loaded with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source)
Orange zest - is rich in fibre, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, calcium and other essential nutrients. (Source)
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Many of my recipes call for Greek products like Greek extra virgin olive oil, Greek honey or Greek oregano. It is not mandatory for it to be Greek in order to make the recipe, you are more than welcome to use a good quality alternative; just keep in mind if you are after the authentic flavours of Greece these details do make all the difference in Greek cuisine. You can shop these ingredients here.
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Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.