Has it been almost a month? I apologise for disappearing, life has just been a bit crazy, although i won't go into detail.. i will try harder to post more often :)
Inspired by Maria's sugar-free coconut granola, i went out to buy some coconut flakes and made my own version.
What i love about Maria's food blog is not only her photo's (which are always gorgeous) but all her recipes are healthy and good for you, i know she is a bit of a health nut so i have courage in trying her recipes and sharing with my friends who are also health conscious.
What i found about this recipe was that with my oven, it required about 4 times of turning before it got to the colour that i wanted, so you could even turn it once every 15 minutes and you would be safe, it won't burn!
I made 2 batches, one for my lovely couple friend Ann & Chris, (Chris i know likes granola/toasted muesli) and Stella, my girlfriend who cannot eat gluten and so i omitted the quickoats, and so i hope they all like this!
Healthy toasted coconut muesli
1 cup quick oats
125grams coconut flakes
50grams almonds (unroasted)
30grams chia seeds
30grams sunflower seeds
35grams coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(serve with any type of milk that you like)
1. pre-heat oven to 140 C (lower to 120 C if you have a fan forced oven)
2. mix everything together and spread onto a baking tray lined with paper
3. bake and watch it at either 10 or 15 mins and turn batch over with a spatula, and put back into the oven, keep doing this until you get the colour that you want.
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I was a bit bored, so i calculated the kilojoule count and ended up with:
including quick oats 1870kj/100gram serving
without quickoats 1570kj/100gram serving
So even though it is quite high, and a bit higher when you add milk, you will know that your mix has no preservatives, extra sugars, or anything nasty as you have made it all yourself :)