In Germany, you say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But to tell the truth, I am not really a “breakfast girl”. Well, it’s because i am more the “just-5-minutes-more-in-bed” girl and i cannot eat when i am just got up. Thus my first breakfast constists of one coffee during the week. I know that is not the healthiest way. But i think, like everything in life, it is a matter of balancing. So whenever it is going to be a very hectic morning without time for caring of myself i try to compensate, wether it be with a little walk outside after work, a salad for lunch or a healthy late breakfast.
And trust me, this maple walnut granola is really good for, because it is packed full of so-called superfoods :-D. Just add some low fat milk (i usually use plant milk) or yogurt and some fresh or/and dried fruits (i love to eat it with freeze-dried strawberries wich you can see on the photos) and you will have a protein-rich and high fiber breakfast with good fats and no refined sugar. By the way you can also add some dark chocolate chunk, i have read dark chocolate (at least 75 % cacao) also belongs to superfoods. It would still be healthy then 😉
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- ½ cup grated coconut
- ⅔ cup broken flaxseeds
- 4 tbs. maple syrup
- 3 tbs. virgin coconut oil
- 3 tbs. chia seeds
- 1 ts ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 170°C (fan forced).
- In an large bowl, mix oats, walnuts, flaxseeds and grated coconut together.
- Melt the coconut oil over low heat. Add maple syrup and ground cinnamon and stir to combine.
- Combine wet and dry mixtures well.
- Spread the granola out evenly on the baking tray and bake about 30-35 minutes, stir every 10 minutes.
- Take out of the oven and let cool down.
- When cooled add chia seeds and mix.
- Store in an airtight container.