I tried the granola recipe from the “Raising Superheroes” recipe book by Tim Noakes. It was delicious and the kids really thought it was a treat! It makes for a very quick breakfast and is loaded with good oils and slow release energy that will keep them going through the morning. So much better than store bought cereals!
Colonel Crunchy Granola
from”Raising Superheroes” by Prof Tim Noakes et al (buy the book here:)
The first batch I made was finished by Monday, so double up, it’s so good!
100g pecan nuts
100 g raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
100g blanched whole almonds
1/2 cup oats
4 tbls butter
2 tbls honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
100g dried pears chopped
Serve topped with berries and yoghurt for extra flavour!
- Preheat oven to 110 degrees C.
- Using a food processor, coarsely chop the nuts.
- Add the oats and coconut and shake to mix.
- Spread onto an oven proof baking tray.
- In a pot, gently heat the butter, honey, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Drizzle over the nut mix, turning to coat well.
- Bake for 2 hrs, until toasted and slightly golden. (Mine took just on an hour. I checked and turned the mixture every 20 minutes to ensure it didn’t burn.)
- Remove from the oven and mix in the chopped dried pears.
- Heat frozen mixed berries in a pot on the stove until liquid thickens.
- Serve granola with yoghurt and berries on top!
- I keep my granola in an airtight container in the fridge!
Let me know what you think of this recipe! Did you add anything extra? I’m sure you could add some seeds too!
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Here are the savings:
Pecan nuts – R356 – save R83
Macadamia nuts – R213 – save R186!
Almonds – R243 – save R143!
Coconut – R86 – save R30
Butter (unsalted) – R44 – save R5
Mixed berries – R75 – save R48
TOTAL SAVING: R495!
These savings are based on the average price, converted to kg, that the major retailers sell the same items for!