Updated: Feb 25
This granola is so delicious…who would have thought cardamon could taste so good in a breakfast cereal! This granola is great for managing female health conditions, skin concerns and is overall packs a big nutritional punch, making it a perfect nutrient dense breakfast or pick-me-up snack.
Locked inside nuts and seeds is the genetic material for an entire plant, so they are extremely nutrient dense containing macro nutrients (i.e. fats and protein) as well as micronutrients (i.e.various minerals), essential for the proper functioning of your body’s hormones, organs, and systems.
1 cup rye flakes
1 cup spelt flakes
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup mixed nuts (e.g. mixture of Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, pecans)
3/4 cup seeds (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, flax)
1 cup chopped dried fruit (e.g. dried apricots, dates, dried cherries)
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup almond butter
The seeds of two or three cardamon pods (to your taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
• Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
• On a baking tray, spread the nuts and seeds evenly and toast in the oven until very lightly
golden, approximately 5 – 7 minutes.
• Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the maple
syrup, olive oil, vanilla
extract and nut butter. Continue stirring until the nut butter has completely melted.
• Once lightly toasted, add the nuts and seeds to the rye/spelt flakes, oat flakes coconut, and
cardamon and pour over the maple sauce, ensuring all the ingredients are covered with the
• Spread the mixture evenly on 2 -3 baking trays and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes,
regularly stirring the mixture so that it cooks evenly.
• Whilst the mixture is still warm from the oven, mix in the chopped dried fruit.
• Serve with fresh berries and yoghurt
• Store in an airtight container for up to one month