LCHF Granola (That Amazingly Turns Into Chocolate Covered Snacks Just Like That)

Everyone’s dream, a breakfast muesli that you can use as an afternoon treat or Saturday night and movie snack. Yay! I’ve got the secret right here (there’s is a little work involved of course, so don’t get to excited just yet). But it’s a LCHF granola (or muesli or whatever you want to call it), that once you’ve made it, you can melt some dark chocolate and use some of the mix to make Chocolate and nut/seed snacks. So easy, and not bad for you at all (unless you STILL are terrified of fats) and sooooo yummy. I found the recipe at Fotballfrue, so if you can read Norwegian, check out her website.

So, you will probably need to go shopping, but once it’s done, you don’t need to worry about breakfast for a week or two (depending on how much you eat and if you live with others who might end up loving this recipe too!). Just get some greek yoghurt (oh, how I miss the greek yoghurt from Greece) and maybe some fresh berries or other fruits if you like, and off you go. To easy in the morning before you’re even awake enough to think much! All you need is;

1 cup almonds, 1 cup walnuts, 1 cup hazelnuts, 1 cup sunflower seeds, 1 cup linseeds, 1.5 cups sesame seeds, 1 cup shredded coconut, 1 cup water, 1 cup oil (I am using coconut oil because I looooove the flavour, but you can use other oils, such as rapeseed oil), 1-2 tsp salt, cardamom and some sort of natural sweetener (like Stevia) or a little honey (you don’t actually need to sweeten it, it’s fine without and you can skip the cardamom too).

PS; I couldn’t find any linseeds (my local supermarket doesn’t stock them! Wooot?!) so I am trying with pine nuts instead, let’s see how that turns out!

You need to chop the bigger nuts into smaller pieces and then mix them with the seeds and the coconut. Mix in the salt and the sweetener (if you are using honey, mix it with the water instead) and stir in the water and the oil into the mix. Blend well and put it on a baking tray. If you want it sweet, put a little more sweetener on top before putting the tray in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Leave it for about 15 minutes while you spend your time wisely, doing the dishes or some laundry OR doing some quick intervals up and down the street while you go inside to check on the oven between every second interval.

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Take the tray out and stir, so everything from the bottom of the tray ends up on top. Now you add some cardamom if you want (or cinnamon, I can’t use cinnamon, cos I might get kicked out of the house if I do) and more sweetener if you are a sweet tooth. Put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and repeat what you did in the previous ‘baking time’ OR alternate push ups, squats and crunches for the whole 15 minutes (you can do it in the kitchen so you have full control of the oven).

Take the tray out again and repeat; stir, sweetener and back in. It might be enough with 45 minutes, but if you like it super crunchy (and sweet) then an hour should do the trick. Touch and feel and see how you like it better, we are all different.

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All mixed ready to go into the oven

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After about an hour in the oven

When it’s all finished, make sure you stir again, let it cool and put it in a glass container (if you can wait until tomorrow to try it that is). If you want to make chocolate and nut bars, then melt some dark chocolate, about 100grams, and add 1-1.5 cups of the granola before you smear it out on a baking paper covered tray and put it in the fridge to cool down. Then you break it into nice little/big pieces you can enjoy with your cup of coffee whenever you like.

Enjoy 🙂 And have a amazing weekend!

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4 Responses to LCHF Granola (That Amazingly Turns Into Chocolate Covered Snacks Just Like That)

  1. Me says:

    Hmm, I will have to do that for my copy car Kind bars. I love those things and they are the perfect quick/healthy snack for a breast feeding mother! After paying for them on sale once, I am determined to make my own because they are not cheap!

  2. Yummy! The hubby will love this.

    PS… Love your profile pic. Glowing with personality.

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