Esteira from the Panacea head office has given us her trademark granola recipe. She writes:
Ever on the search for new breakfast foods which will actually keep me full for the morning but aren’t packed full of sugar, I decided to slightly alter my mum’s granola recipe, trying to raise the protein content and based on ingredients I had at home, I have created my granola with a higher percentage of seeds and with coconut oil rather than vegetable oil, which gives the cereal a more coconutty flavour. I chose date syrup as dates contain potassium, iron and magnesium and a number of trace elements.
- 100g sunflower seeds
- 100g sesame seeds
- 50g almonds (flaked)
- 50g walnuts (chopped)
- 75g desiccated coconut
- 300g porridge oats
- 100g date syrup
- 100g coconut oil (melted)
- 100ml water
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk together the oil, water, date syrup and vanilla.
Pour it over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spread on a baking tray and bake for 20 – 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
Stir occasionally to start with and then more frequently until you feel it is done to your liking.