I am a lazy morning kind of a person but I do admit I like a healthy start to my day – with all the cakes I bake it can go down hill throughout the day but I feel like a healthy start at least means I had good intentions at some point. Recently I have been experimenting with a Paleo style ganola – so no oats – using coconut flakes, seeds and nuts (you never see a fat squirrel so I don’t buy into the camp that nuts are bad!) I number each batch based on how many ingredients are in it and this is a standard, kitchen cupboard 112! Coconut flakes, Pecan nuts, Cashew nuts, Flaked almonds, Cocoa nibs, golden linseed, cinnamon, ginger, tumeric, sea salt.
The method is simple – place all your ingredients in a big bowl and mix. Melt your coconut oil and agave syrup and add it to the dry mix and stir till everything is coated. you don’t need too much oil and syrup – work on 25g oil and 25g syrup for 500g dry mix and add more if you need it.
Once it is all combined, tip it into a deep roasting tin lined with baking paper and put in the oven on 180 c for 5 minutes. The most important thing to do at this point is SET YOUR TIMER! This stuff can burn in seconds! Once 5 minutes is up, take it out the oven and give it a really good stir. Then put it back in for another 5 minutes and SET THE TIMER! You will need to repeat this at least 2 more times until you get a golden finish.
Once cool, tip the whole lot into an air tight tub or jar and enjoy a sense of smug satisfaction at how healthy you will be! Eat it with yogurt, chopped fruit, bran or perhaps on top of porridge.