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Crunchy Dates & Mango Granola

Crunchy Dates & Mango Granola

Hello! I love granola but when I look at the list of ingredients of most offers in stores, the amount of sugar that is in there is so high that I get a sugar attack just reading them. So I decided to make my own granola by adding whatever I felt like. The list of ingredients for this granola is my very subjective one as I indulged in some of my absolutely favorite ingredients to make this recipe. The results were amazing and even thoughm, the granola could be stored for up to two weeks, it is usually gone withinthree days! My recipe is refined sugar-free but not sugar-free as it contains dried mango, dates and some maple syrup. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

I am obsessed with oats as they are in most of my breakfast, especially my super nutritious müsli, baked oats with seasonal fruits, overnight oat in almond milk etc. I also use them for baking, for example if my fresh fruits tarts. Coming out Central Sahara, I cannot imagine a life without dates, and I eat them everyday. By the way, have you tried my birbirri energy bites, the original energy balls, made of out dates, peanuts and sesame? Next are mangoes- I grew up in a house where we had over fourteen mango trees and I have planted a couple of trees myself. So, saying that I am obsessed with mangoes would be a total understatement. The nuts I added to this granola recipe are also among my very favorites (almonds, pistachios and macadamia).


120g rolled oats

30g sunflowers seeds

40g nuts (almonds, macadamia and pistachios) slightly crushed in a mortar

10g dried mango finelly chopped

4 medjool dates pitted and finely chopped

2 table spoon maple syrup

1 table spoon coconut oil

1 tea spoon raw cacao powder 

1 tea spoon vanilla powder


Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. In a small pot mix the maple syrup, coconut oil, cacao powder and vanilla powder. Bring it to boil on a low heat. In the meantime, in a bowl, mix the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, macadamia, pistaschios, mango and dates. Add the warm syrup and mix really well. Transfer to a baking tray and put in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring through every 10 minutes for even cooking. 

It is perfect with my raw homemade almond milk and/or soy yoghurt. I also love adding some fresh fruits and more nuts. Enjoy!

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