This week, my family and I have set ourselves the challenge of “quitting sugar.” While my mum and brother have decided to minimise their sugar intake, I have decided to 100% divorce the ugly devil and only consume natural sugars derived from fruit.
This recipe is inspired by Jamie Oliver’s ‘granola dust’ video, however I decided to use different fruits and nuts, as well as adding shredded coconut to the mix which provides good fats as fuel for the day ahead.
- 1kg rolled oats
- 250g raw nuts (I used almonds, macadamias and hazelnuts)
- 100g seeds (I used pumpkin and sunflower)
- A few handfuls of shredded coconut
- 250g dried fruit (I used sultanas and apricots. Make sure your dried fruit is made only from the fruit itself)
- 1tbsp ground coffee
- 3tbsp cocoa powder
- Zest of 1 lemon or orange
- In an oven, lightly toast the oats, nuts, seeds and shredded coconut until golden brown.
- In a food processor, process all ingredients until a fine “dust” is formed. (You will need to do more than one batch).
- Store in a large jar or airtight container.
This batch can last for up to a month, but in all honesty, the likelihood of that happening is quite slim. I love to serve my granola dust with coconut yoghurt (obsessed with Nudie’s new range of coconut yoghurts), raspberries and strawberries. This granola dust is my new obsession, and keeps me full all the way until lunch time!