Whether you're someone who can't eat oats, choose to follow a paleo diet, or just looking to shake up your breakfast routine, my Orange & Cashew Grain Free Granola is a delicious addition.
This recipe in particular is unlike other granola's, containing no added sugar or oil!
The oil is substituted in this recipe by orange juice, which creates moistness and ensures the granola is delightfully crisp. The orange juice also adds the desirable zesty flavour and subtle sweetness.
Raisins are added onced backed to add a natural sweetness also, but if they’re not to your liking, give mulberries a try.
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2 cups raw cashew nuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut chips
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp fine salt
1 large navel orange
1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a large tray with baking paper.
To a food processor add the cashew nuts & sunflower seeds - pulse until the nuts and seeds are broken.
Transfer to a large bowl along with the coconut chips, cinnamon, ginger & salt- stir until combined.
Zest the orange and leave zest to one side.
Slice the orange in half and squeeze out the juice into the bowl containing your granola.
Stir again so everything is nicely coated in the juice.
Spread the granola evenly over the lined tray and pop into the oven.
Bake for 20- 30mins until golden, every 5 minutes tossing with a spoon.
Be sure to watch the granola as it will easily catch.
Once ready transfer the hot granola into a clean bowl.
Now add the orange zest and raisins- stir until combined once more.
Spread the granola back onto the tray to cool completely, before storing in an airtight container or jar.
The granola will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Yields 750ml - 1L large jar