Xmas Day Grain Free Chocolate Granola

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Feel like something decadent on Xmas or any day for that matter?  When we talk to our patients about weight loss, we encourage them to eat grains once per day.  Once you make breakfast grain-free, this frees up the opportunity to eat grains somewhere else in your day!  This is a delicious source of good fats and protein and when you serve it with some quality pot-set natural yogurt and brightly coloured berries, you have a wholesome treat that almost feels wicked!


2 cups coconut flakes

1/2 cup pepitas

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup sesame or poppy seeds

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 cup pecans, roughly chopped

1/3 cup rice malt syrup (lower fructose) or Jarrah honey

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp pink sea salt



Preheat oven to 125 deg and line a large baking tray with baking paper.  Pour all ingredients onto the tray and use your hands to mix well.  Spread out over the tray and bake for 30 mins, turning once.  Remove from oven to cool and store in a container for 4 weeks.  You can stir through 1 cup of quinoa flakes and omit the nuts if necessary.

(recipe adapted from ‘The Whole Pantry’)


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