Today I am sharing a recipe from one of my friends – the wonderful Georgia Harding, naturopath and wellness blogger at Well Nourished. I love her recipes and common sense advice.
This recipe is from her breakfast eBook, Rise and Shine, a cracking book full of yummy and different recipes to eat first up in the morning.
Vital Stats: grain free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegetarian
Makes about 4-5 cups
Dry ½ cup of each: raw almonds, raw macadamia nuts, raw hazelnuts, raw cashew nuts, raw walnuts, raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds), raw sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, shredded or desiccated coconut
170g (½ cup) sweetener (rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil or macadamia nut oil
1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder (or paste)
Preheat your oven to 120℃/ 250℉. Line a large baking or biscuit tray with non-toxic baking paper. Place all of the nuts, seeds and coconut on the tray. You are after more or less a single layer across the tray.
For the syrup, mix together all of the ingredients into a glass jug or bowl. If the syrup is too thick or the coconut oil solid, heat for 5 minutes or so in the oven. Drizzle the syrup as evenly as possible over the nuts and seeds.
Place in the preheated oven for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes to make sure all of the nuts and seeds are evenly coated in the delicious syrup. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
With full fat natural or unsweetened Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt) and fruit.
Over pancakes or french toast (to increase the protein content).
In a little cup as a snack.
Nut free: Omit the nuts and increase the seeds.
Fructose free: Choose rice syrup as your sweetener.
Once completely cooled store in a large jar or airtight container in the fridge
The selection of nuts and seeds provide a fibre and protein dense host of vitamins and minerals. The coconut and coconut oil provide fibre and immune boosting fats. The raw cacao is a wonderful source of antioxidants.
Soaking your nuts and seeds further improves their nutrient availability. You can also make this in a dehydrator if you have one.