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Honey Almond Granola




Since I had been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my 28 weeks, I had been quite enthusiastic about finding "desserts" or snack recipes that I can eat within tolerable range.

I came across quite a few granola recipes, and as I have never tried granola before (yes I know!), I decided to just pick one recipe and try.

Woah! I know why some of us love granola so much now! Hahah!

I modified the original recipe so that it's less sweet, and I also added in this hazelnut paste I bought from Baking Blocks.

It seemed to be quite a new online store selling premium baking ingredients, such as this hazelnut paste (I cannot find pure hazelnut paste anywhere!), chocolate, lemon oil, extracts etc.





I also love adding 1 tsp of this paste into my unsweetened cocoa milk with oats lol.

Oh yes, it also came as a surprise when the little one & husband loved munching on these!








Honey Almond Granola - Recipe Adapted from Cookie + Kate
Ingredients:
-  2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
-  3/4 cups raw sliced almonds or any other nuts
-  1/2 tsp sea salt
-  1/8 tsp cinnamon
-  1/8 tsp ground ginger
-  60ml melted coconut oil or olive oil
-  60ml honey or maple syrup *I've used only 1.5 tbsp of honey due to my condition
-  1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-  1/4 cup chopped dried fruits *I omitted this






Method:
1.   Mix the oats, nuts, spices and salt in a large bowl.


2.   Add in oil, honey, vanilla. Mix to coat well.


3.   Pour mixture onto lined baking pan. It would be good if you can get a larger pan to spread the oats and nuts out in thin layer. Else, you would just need to stir more often during baking.


4.   Preheat oven to 170C. Bake for 20-30 mins. Stir the mixture about 2-4 times in between baking time. Once you reach the 15 min mark, watch the oven more frequently as the oats can darken very quickly (prevent them from burning!).


5.   Once baked, cool completely before storing in air-tight container.






Notes:
-  I have tried taking this granola with low fat yogurt + raspberries and my reading remained in the good range. However, please note that everyone's body will react differently to different food :)

-  For my liquid ingredients, I actually measured out 60ml oil + 1.5 tbsp honey + top up remaining liquid with hazelnut paste to about 120ml.

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