Tropical Maple Granola


Amy CrawfordThis make-your-mouth water creation by Amy Crawford of The Holistic Ingredient need not be confined to breakfast. Amy suggests sprinkling it on poached fruit for dessert (ready made crumble!), with yoghurt for a morning or afternoon treat, or straight from the jar.

This recipe is from her new e-book ‘A Nourishing Morning’, which is jam packed with 75 deliciously healthy recipes for anytime before noon – click here for your chance to win a copy.

Makes 6-8 cups

You will need:
2 cups puffed brown rice
1 cup raw mixed nuts of choice, coarsely chopped
3⁄4 cup dehydrated mango/banana/pineapple, chopped
1⁄2 cup puffed amaranth
1⁄2 cup quinoa flakes
1⁄2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1⁄4 cup mixed seeds of choice
1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 110 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Leaving the spices and dried fruit aside, combine all dry ingredients in a large
mixing bowl.

3. In a small saucepan over low heat combine the spices, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut sugar and coconut oil until the coconut sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and pour over the dry ingredients. Use both hands to combine.

4. Spread the mixture evenly across the baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring the mixture at intervals to ensure even cooking.

5. Remove from oven, allow to cool then add dried fruit. Store in airtight container for maximum crunch.

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Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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