#GoFaster Pecan & Pumpkin Granola 

 

 

Why is it good?

 

This pecan and pumpkin seed granola is packed with nutrients to supercharge energy levels. It provides:

  • sustaining, low GI carbohydrate

  • quality protein

  • unsaturated, heart-friendly fats

  • pecans contain 19 different vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin E, oleic acid (can help increase levels of good cholesterol), and vitamin B3.

  • contains much less sugar than shop-bought granola

  • only takes a few minutes to prepare and can last a couple of weeks in an air-tight container!

 

Add some dried fruit or crystallised ginger, fresh fruit, and eat with milk or yoghurt for breakfast or as a pre or post exercise snack.

 

If you want to go nut-free, just replace the pecans with sunflower seeds.

 

Ingredients

Makes 6-8 portions

  • 200g jumbo porridge oats

  • 100g pecans, roughly chopped

  • 50g pumpkin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 2 tbsp honey, agave or maple syrup

  • 2 tsbp sunflower or rapeseed (canola) oil

  • 2 tbsp water

  • Small handful of crystallised ginger, chopped

 

Method 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.

  • Mix together the oats, nuts and seeds with the ground ginger, honey, oil and water.

  • Spread the mixture evenly on a large baking sheet.

  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown, turning the muxture after 10 minutes for it to brown evenly.

  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes or so. It will crisp up like magic.

  • Add the chopped ginger.

  • Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

 

 

 

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Loaded with unrefined carbohydrate, quality protein and healthy fats to sustain you through the day!

 

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