Monday, 13 March 2017

Cashew and Orange Granola

cashew and orange granola

The combination of sweet and creamy cashew nuts with crunchy oat clusters and bitter orange works so well in this delicious granola. I love reaching for a handful of it when I need a quick but healthy snack and it's also incredible as a topping for porridge and smoothie bowls alike.
Rather than grating the orange zest, as I do in many of my recipes, I like to remove the zest with a vegetable/ potato peeler and then cut into thin strips with a knife. I find that this adds more texture and concentrates the zesty flavour in the granola. Feel free to increase the ginger quantity too if you want a spicy, warming kick.

Three great health benefits: good source of fibre, beneficial for heart health, promotes healthy bones

Makes approx. 8 cups

Ingredients:
3 cups gluten free oats
2 cups cashew nuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup cashew butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
3- 4 tbsp coconut oil (liquid)
2 tsp ground ginger
Zest of two oranges
Pinch sea salt

Method:
1) Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone sheet.
2) In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients- oats, nuts, seeds, ginger and salt, along with the orange zest.
3) Add the cashew butter, maple syrup and coconut oil and stir well until thoroughly combined.
4) Spread in a thin, even layer on the baking tray and bake for 35 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. 

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