Boost your breakfast with this homemade granola. It makes for a great naturally-sweetened start to your day or even a snack. Full of antioxidants, potassium, and packed with 5g of dietary fibre and 4.7g of protein per serving, you can indulge in this superfood-packed granola!
Ingredients (Makes 7 servings, about 1/2 cup)
- 1.5 bananas
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
- Mash banana in large bowl.
- Add in coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon.
- Add in oats, sunflower seeds and chia seeds.
- Bake for 20-30 min until golden brown, flipping it halfway through to ensure it doesn’t burn.
Enjoy these superfoods and their benefits:
- High omega-3 PUFA content.
- High protein content
- High in dietary fibre (twice as much as bran and 4-5 times more than almonds, soy, quinoa or amaranth).
- High essential mineral content (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium)
- High in antioxidants.
- High in antioxidants
- High manganese
- Potential anti-inflammatory properties
- Potential anti diabetic activity (glycemic control)
- Antimicrobial activity
- High in antioxidants (flavonoids, phenolic acids)
- Source of tocopherol (vitamin E)
- Source of vitamins A, B and C
- Source of essential minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
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