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Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

This is a wonderful, healthy alternative to store bought cereal. This recipe is made of oats, which are a whole grain cereal. Oats contain a specific fibre called beta-glucan. Since 1963, study after study has proven the beneficial effects of this special fibre on cholesterol levels and in stimulating the immune system. Oats are a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fibre, keeping you feeling satiated through your morning!

This came out crunchy and tasty; for anyone that likes chocolate, it is a morning treat! I used mashed banana instead of yoghurt, as I don’t do dairy. You can use whatever you like!

RECIPE:

Serves 2

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Calories per serving: 410

Saturated fat per serving: 2.5 gms

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

3 tbsp maple syrup

A handful of almonds, pecans

Pumpkin seeds

Sunflower seeds

Chopped hazelnuts

2 tbsp cacao powder

Banana

Berries

Step 1: In a large bowl, mix oats, maple syrup, almonds, pecans, seeds, hazelnuts and cacao powder.

Step 2: Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray and bake for 325˚F for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Step 3: Let it cool for a few minutes. Serve with mashed banana and berries if you’re dairy free, like me 😉

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