Almond Crunch Granola with Macadamia Milk
A delicious and nutritious way to start your morning, with a nourishing indulgent touch of macadamias to take the plain old muesli to the next level!
Breakfast is defiantly my favourite meal of the day, who else gets excited to fall asleep just so they can eat again in the morning?... Guilty, especially having the sweet tooth that I do! I'm all about creativity in the kitchen, there is no right or wrong way of creating a meal, it's about utilising ingredients, flavours and cooking techniques in multiple ways to create, simple, nourishing food without the fuss!
This recipe was a complete creative influx on my early Monday morning.. out of almond milk.. out of anything else for breakfast really.. looking in my cupboard, combined what I had on hand a taaa daa we have this delicious muesli, plus 5 second nut milk all made under 20 minutes!
I make this in bulk to have on hand.. this is a crown pleaser in my family, consumed not only for breakfast but a great healthy snack and dessert! Store in air tight containers, or even give away as a home made gift, what ever you decide.. it's delicious!
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup buckwheat
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1 cup chopped dried organic apple
- 1/2 cup dried mulberries (supplement what ever dried fruit you like)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cardamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp date paste (soaked dates blended)
- or maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup macadamias (soaking optional)
- 2 cups water
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp organic vanilla powder (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius
- In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients besides the dried fruit and cacao nibs
- Mix together well until all the ingredients are well combined, get in there with your hands to ensure the dates are well broken down
- Transfer to a lined baking tray and place in the oven to bake, carefully tossing around with a wooden spoon every 4-5 minutes to evenly bake
- After about 10 minutes, add in the cacao nibs, continue to bake for around 3-4 minutes (as we don't want the them to burn) until the granola is nicely browned
- Remove from oven, allow to slightly cool
- To make the macadamia milk simply combine all ingredients into a blender, blend for around a minute then transfer to a glass bottle to store in the fridge, simple as that!
- Transfer the granola back to the mixing bowl, add in the dried fruit, mix well
- Store in a sterilised container, once completely cooled
- Serve in a bowl with some fresh blueberries, coconut yoghurt and a dowsing of your macadamia milk!