Gingerbread Granola

Guest Recipe by Steph Wearne of Body Good Food

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Gingerbread Granola

All the festive flavours combined to bring you a scrumptious start to your morning. Fire up your metabolism and boost energy your levels to take on the day ahead. It’s best to get a mix of fast and slow releasing carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats plus it tastes like christmas!!

Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar Free. Grain Free. 

Ingredients

Makes approx. 25 serves (1/3 cup = 1 serve)
3 cups GF oats/quinoa flakes
1 cup raw buckwheat
1 cup puffed quinoa
1/3 cup pistachios
1 cup pecans
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
½ cup cranberries
1/3 cup goji berries
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

Preheat the oven to 180⁰C.
Mix oats, buckwheat, puffed quinoa, pistachio’s, pumpkin seeds, pecans, coconut, salt, ginger and mixed spice in a large bowl. Heat the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla until just melted then pour the over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Spread out on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly toasted, stirring half way.
Leave to cool and then stir in the cranberries and goji berries.

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