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Why I was so excited to get up this morning …

Why I was so excited to get up this morning ...

  I made granola yesterday and as food obsessed as I may sound, I knew it was going to be the highlight to my day.          Jam packed with lots of healthy nuts and seeds, maple syrup and coconut oil, and eaten with yoghurt, this made a delicious alternative to my toast and vegemite / avocado / honey norm.  And having been through lots of granola recipes before, I think this mishmash of all the other recipes I’ve tried is a pretty healthy alternative.  Of course, I’m no expert, but I can’t see why eating this in moderation couldn’t be good for you when it’s made from natural ingredients?   I’ll let you try my recipe for yourself and see if you are just as excited as I was this morning when you know what awaits you for breakfast.   Love, your Angel,     Cat   P.S. If you’ve got any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you.   P.P.S we’ve got a free shipping offer for all our products, including nuts, this month so not only is this recipe healthy for you on the inside, it can be light on the back pocket too!

Granola

Granola

– by Kitchen Angel Ingredients 1 cup natural almonds 1 cup natural hazelnuts 1 cup natural pistachios 1 cup shredded coconut 3/4 cup dried cranberries (optional) 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup LSA Pinch salt 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup natural maple syrup   Method Put on the sexiest apron you own and some groovy music to get you in the mood.   Preheat your oven to 175oC.  Line a deep tray with baking paper.   Roughly chop the nuts.  I prefer to do that myself rather than use any appliance because (a) I like the chunky texture (b) it’s kind of satisfying to chop those little suckers to bits and (c) since I’ve become accustomed to my one bowl, no mixer needed baking with Kitchen Angel baking mixes, most of my appliances have been banished to the most unreachable of cupboard spaces.      Melt the coconut oil in the microwave.    Combine the nuts, seeds, coconut and salt in a bowl.  Add in your coconut oil,   water and maple syrup and mix well.  Give it a little taste (just for good measure).   Now here’s the hardest bit of the recipe – resist over tasting.  It is so yummy at this point that you could quite easily end up eating the whole thing before you’ve finished making it!!  So be patient, resist temptation and  move on to the next step.   Turn it onto a tray lined with baking paper and flatten it into an even layer (remember, clean hands are the best utensil).    Again, I must remind you … walk away from the mix.  Let it roast …