As you know here at Physique Fitness we love our eggs for breakfast, but there are a lot of our clients out there who say they just can't make the time to prepare eggs in the morning.
So just for them, we have prepared a healthier alternative to the dreaded breakfast cereal, a home made granola recipe, and it's sugar free. It can be enjoyed with Milk, yogurt, or you can even make some healthy bars to eat on the go.
This recipe is great and very healthy as we are using egg whites to bind the mixture together, so we avoid adding extra unwanted fats.
You will also notice unlike unhealthy shop bought granola, that we do not add dried fruit to our recipe, instead we recommend adding fresh fruit when you eat it. How about adding some cocoa to the mixture, for a really tasty treat.
30g Pumpkin Seeds
30g Sunflower Seeds
30g Sesame Seeds
1tbsp Chia Seeds
50g Cashew Nuts
3 Egg Whites
A good pinch of sea salt
Pre-heat the oven at 110c
Place all oats, nuts, seeds and Xylatol into a large bowl
Beat the egg whites until they are light and fluffy
Add the eggs to the bowl and gently mix in to the mixture
Place the mixture onto a large tray covered in grease proof paper
We have two options here, you can spread the mixture out evenly and press it down firmly (this is perfect for making bars), or you can leave it loose (better for granola)
Bake in the oven for around 60 minutes, until golden but not burnt
(if you have chosen to leave the mixture loose, take out out of the oven every 20 minutes and give it a bit of a shuffle)
Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool. If you have made a flat mixture, this can be put on a rack to cool. Once cooled, smash it up if you are making granola or cut into bars, and place in an air tight container.
Note: You can use any mix of nuts and seeds, it's really down to personal taste.