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Gluten Free Snack Alert! Orange, Macadamia & Coconut Granola

There’s nothing quite like making a new granola recipe, especially one as sweet and citrusy as this orange, macadamia and coconut one. Homemade healthy snacks can be all sorts of comforting, nutritious and also a delicious delight. We are strong advocates for making your own as many store-bought varieties can be full of sugar, unhealthy oils and other redundant ingredients – plus it is one of the easiest things you can pull together before the start of the week to yield a week’s worth of delicious gluten-free snacks.

This bowl of goodness provides a steady source of fuel for the brain and body and is an excellent mood-boosting start to the day. Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, proteins and healthy fats, this breakfast delight can help you feel fuller for longer as well as improve mental health.

Serves: 15

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups GF rolled oats
1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
½ cup coconut flakes
2 tbsps. Chia seeds
Zest of ½ orange
1 cup of dehydrated orange (optional), if don’t have – use zest of the whole orange
Juice of ½ an orange
2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
1 tbsp. vanilla bean paste
¼ cup honey (or liquid sweetener of choice)
Pinch salt (rock salt, sea salt or Himalayan)

Method

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, add all dry ingredients (oats, macadamias, coconut, chia, orange zest, salt) and stir to combine. Add in coconut oil, orange juice, honey, and vanilla bean paste and stir thoroughly. Spread mixture evenly onto a lined baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, stir and bake for another 10 minutes (or until desired crunchiness). If you are using dehydrated orange, add in and stir once the mixture is cooled Store in glass jars, serve with fresh yoghurt, almond milk and fresh fruit.

This healthy snack recipe was provided to us by Lorna Jane. Instagram: @lornajaneuk