Mixied Berry and Vanilla Granola

Shop bought granolas can often be high in refined sugar so try making your own instead!

Ingredients:  2 tbsp chia seeds (6tbsp water) 1/2 cup dried cranberries (no sugar) 1/2 cup almonds (crushed) 1/2 cup walnuts (crushed) 2 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp poppy seeds 1/4 cup coconut flakes 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 3 tbsp berry powder  1 tbsp maple syrup (you may wish to add more) 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (no added sugar) 1 tbsp melted coconut oil Pinch of salt   Method:  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (on a fan oven). 2. Combine the chia seeds with water and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes until set. 3. Combine all the dry ingredients (except the cranberries). 4. Add the chia seeds and the wet ingredients and stir until fully combined. 5. Spread the mix evenly over a lined baking tray and bake for 12 minutes before turning and returning to the oven for a remaining 8. Remove from the oven, stir in the cranberries and return for a final 5 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the granola to cool inside the oven.   Best served with Greek or coconut yoghurt and berries. 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp chia seeds (6tbsp water)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (no sugar)
1/2 cup almonds (crushed)
1/2 cup walnuts (crushed)
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp berry powder
1 tbsp maple syrup (you may wish to add more)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (no added sugar)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
Pinch of salt 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (on a fan oven).
2. Combine the chia seeds with water and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes until set.
3. Combine all the dry ingredients (except the cranberries).
4. Add the chia seeds and the wet ingredients and stir until fully combined.
5. Spread the mix evenly over a lined baking tray and bake for 12 minutes before turning and returning to the oven for a remaining 8. Remove from the oven, stir in the cranberries and return for a final 5 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the granola to cool inside the oven. 

Best served with Greek or coconut yoghurt and berries.