Chocolate Orange Granola - Low Carbohydrate, High Taste

April 3, 2018

 

Finally I found my dream granola! The one with nuts-seeds and dried fruits, without any oats or other grains, crunchy and delicious with cacao-orange flavors!

 

The original recipe is from Brooke Brennan and I added some other ingredients. You can also mix and match the ingredients at home!

 

Recipe:

 

1 Cup Nuts (I used 1/3 Cup each of: almonds, pinenuts, peacan, pistachio and walnuts) Rough Chopped

1/2 Cup Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflowers)

1/4 Cup Chopped Medjool Dates and/or dried apricots

1/4 Cup Goji Berries and/or mulberries

2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

2 Tablespoons Hemp Heart Seeds or flaxseeds

3 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1 tablespoon Orange Zest

2 Tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

2 tablespoons raw caco

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

A small pinch of Sea Salt

 

 

 

Method

 

- Preheat oven to 165 degrees celcius.

- Prepare the oven tray with a baking sheet.

- In a small pot, mix coconut oil, orange juice, cinnamon and salt.

- In another large bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients to combine.

- Pour the liquid mixture over dry ingredients and mix them well.

- Place this mixture over the oven tray making a single layer.

 

Bake for 20 minutes (or until toasty), mixing the granola on the baking tray every 5 minutes for even baking and no burning.

 

Once baked, keep it for cooling down in the baking tray for about 10-15 minutes.

 

Keep in an airtight container and better keeping in refregirator and enjoy a longer time! 

 

I love adding a spoon of it to my coconut yogurt as an afternoon snack as much as my practical breakfast. I must say that I need an extra protein with this if I know I can not eat until late midday so I boil and egg, too. 

 

 

 

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