Beetroot & Choc Granola
Recipes / Snacks & Accessories
When it comes to granola this one is difficult to ‘beet’! Dense in valuable nutrients and fibre the beetroot makes this a highly nutritious snack.
Add in a little extra chocolatey magic with the antioxidant-rich cacao nibs and your kiddiewinks will be hoping this is on the crunch menu every day.
200 g (2 cups) rolled oats
65 g (½ cup) white chia seeds
60 g (½ cup) pumpkin seeds
170 g (1 cup) beetroot, peeled and roughly chopped
equates to large beetroot
5 Medjool dates
120 ml (½ cup) date syrup/maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil/grass-fed butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
pinch of salt
up to 60 ml (¼ cup) water, filtered
40 g (1/3 cup) raw cacao nibs
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine oats and seeds.
Blend beetroot, dates, date syrup/maple syrup, coconut oil/grass fed butter, vanilla essence, and salt in a high-speed food processor. Slowly add up to
60 millilitres (¼ cup) water until you have a thick and creamy paste.
Pour beet mixture over oats and thoroughly combine.
Spread out on baking tray (or make little clusters) and bake for 10 minutes before turning granola to bake it evenly on all sides. Repeat for another two - three rounds or until golden brown.
CAREFUL NOT TO BURN. Cover with parchment paper and turn temperature down if mixture granola changes colour to brown.
Add cacao nibs at the end once slightly cooled.
Keep in an airtight container for up to one week.
Layer granola with coconut yogurt/dairy and fresh fruit of choice for a beautiful little berry something.
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