Diet Food: No-Sugar Granola Stash Recipe
Shop-bought granolas can be packed with sugar and oil. This is a super-healthy version that I always try and keep a batch of in my cupboard for breakfasts or snacks in a hurry. I love it with fat-free natural yoghurt and a few fresh berries, or with unsweetened almond or oat milk. Sometimes I’ll grab a handful straight from the jar to keep me going through a busy afternoon. A note from Eatopic: You can try different dried fruits — look out for dried cherries, blueberries, cranberries, apricots or even goji berries.
- 200 g jumbo oats
- 25 g pumpkin seeds
- 25 g sunflower seeds
- 40 g almonds in skins, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 180 ml apple juice, freshly pressed not from concentrate
- 60 g raisins and/or other dried fruit
- Preheat a fan oven to 180°C.
- Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Toss all the dry ingredients together (apart from the raisins) on the baking tray. In a bowl mix together the sunflower oil, agave syrup and vanilla extract then stir in the apple juice. Pour over the dry ingredients and toss really well to thoroughly distribute the liquid. Spread out to cover the base of the tin and cook in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Leave to cool completely then stir in the dried fruit. Transfer to an airtight container and keep for up to two weeks.