Recipe: Badass granola – GF, DF and candida diet friendly
Let’s talk about breakfast. I love breakfast, but cooking myself eggs in the morning is not something I do often (ever). This is where a good cereal or granola come in handy! There’s a problem, though – finding any type of granola that abides by the Candida Diet rules is close to impossible, so close that I have not found a single one that I can eat. Many include apple juice, vanilla, raw sugar, dried fruit or something of the sort for sweetness, and the ones that are gluten free add puffed rice or other grains to fill you up, neither of these are ideal. After a while of searching, I decided it would be best to make my own granola, which can’t be that hard, right? Turns out it isn’t! Check out this recipe I put together for a moreish, chocolatey, fruit free, sugar-free, gluten free Candida friendly granola. I add a dollop of natural coconut yoghurt and pre-made chia seed pudding on top – I can’t get enough!
Recipe: Badass Cacao and Coconut Granola
First off, preheat your oven to 150°C on bake.
Small handful of:
– Cashew nuts (you can miss these out if your diet does not allow them)
– Brazil nuts
– Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
– Sunflower seeds
Tablespoon Chia seeds
1/4 cup Raw cacao powder
1 cup Desiccated coconut + 1/4 cup to add after baking
3/4 cup activated Buckwheat
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup Coconut oil
2 drops Stevia
Add all the dry ingredients to a food processor or blender and whiz for 5 seconds, or until all the ingredients are blended but there are still a few chunky bits. Add the coconut oil and stevia and whiz again for 5 seconds.
Pour the mix onto a tray lined with baking paper and spread it into an even layer. Add a few whole nuts or seeds to this if you like a hearty granola.
Place in the middle of the oven for 7 mins, move around with a spatula and bake for another 5 minutes or until the mix is a lovely brown colour and the house smells flipping amazing.
Take the tray out of the oven and leave the mixture to cool completely. Once cool, add another 1/4 cup raw desiccated coconut to the mix and transfer to your chosen receptacle. I use a big glass jar my coconut oil came in – it’s perfect!
This next part may sound odd, but in accordance with my candida diet plan, I am not supposed to eat leftover food at this stage due to the possibility of bacteria and mould. I keep my granola in the freezer and every morning I use a spoon to take as much as I would like that morning (usually 1 cup), or afternoon if I’m feeling like a snack. The coconut oil in the granola is a great source of fatty acids and means the mix doesn’t freeze together.
Try this recipe and let me know what you think. Also, hashtag #badasstreats and #badassgranola if you share on social so I can find your creations!
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