Gluten and Dairy Free Crunchy Granola

This gluten and dairy free, homemade granola recipe is one of my all time favourites, filled with nutty nutrition that you just can’t beat.

Shop bought granola is so often laden with sugar.

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Why are nuts good for you?

Eating a handful of nuts daily can help us live longer but do make sure that they are in their natural form. Roasted, salted, covered in chocolate or yogurt reduces the health benefits and adds in extra unnecessary sugar.

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, which lower “bad” cholesterol; this will ultimately affect your arteries, which have a very important job of carrying blood to your heart. If that job is made harder, the chances of a heart attack rapidly increase.

You can read about this more in-depth at the Healthline.

They are packed with fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin E, potassium and magnesium making them little vessels of pure goodness.

TOP Healthiest Nuts

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Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium which has been shown to be an important anti-cancer mineral. Just two to three Brazil nuts a day should supply you with your daily selenium requirement.


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Hazelnuts are high in vitamin E, another important anti-cancer nutrient. They can improve cholesterol ratio’s and reduce the risk of heart disease. Download the app for a delicious Toasted Hazelnuts and Mushrooms on Toast recipe.


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Walnuts are particularly rich in Omega 3 which makes them a wonderful inflammatory food. They have also been shown to increase your good HDL Cholesterol and reduce the bad, supporting healthy arteries. Download the app for a super quick treat recipe Simply Stuffed Dates.


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Almonds are a top food for enhancing mood and have a beneficial effect on your gut bacteria. That could be the reason as the gut is intrinsically linked to the brain! Download WW app for a twist on on veggie soup with my wholesome Almond, Courgette and Parsnip Soup.


RECIPE

This is a the perfect gluten and dairy free, homemade granola recipe to kick start your health journey. You can make it in bulk and store it for weeks. It’s full of nutty nutrition and a delicious healthy snack throughout the day. 

NOTE* Check your oats are gluten free – pure oats are GF but most commercial oats are processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, and rye and can be contaminated.

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This recipe contains walnuts, which as well as being a natural anti-inflammatory, also have an insanely high vitamin C content, miles above obvious fruits like oranges. 

Serves: 20

Time to create: 45 mins

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Place the oil and honey in a large mixing bowl, and stir.
  3. Stir in the oats, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, chia seeds, coconut, walnuts and hazelnuts. Save only the raisins ’til later.
  4. Evenly divide the mix onto two baking trays and brown in the oven for 20-30 mins, checking every 5-10 mins, mixing well to get an even golden colour throughout.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  6. Once cooled add the raisins and mix through.
  7. Store in an airtight container to retain the lovely crunch.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Servings 20
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
calories 348
Total Fat24 g ( 37 % )
– Saturated Fat4 g ( 22 % )
– Monounsaturated Fat10 g
– Polyunsaturated Fat7 g
– Trans Fat0 g
– Cholesterol0 mg ( 0 % )
Sodium6 mg ( 20 % )
Potassium213 mg ( 6 % )
Total Carbohydrate28 g ( 9 % )
Dietary Fiber5 g ( 21 % )
Sugars13 g
Protein8 g ( 16% )
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium38 %
Iron0 %

Additional extra’s…

You can be creative with your granola toppings, mine is usually laden with berries. Such a delicious wake up call in the morning.

Dark coloured berries such as blackberries, blueberries, black currants, raspberries, grapes, pomegranate seeds and strawberries provide many antioxidant benefits and can be extremely anti-inflammatory.

They are a good choice of fruit for a low carbohydrate diet due to their lower sugar content compared to other fruit.

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