Tiger nut and cranberry granola (AIP, low FODMAP, Paleo, gluten free, nut free)
I absolutely adore my AIP diet, and I shall never tire of consuming copious amounts of meat and vegetables. But there comes a time every now and then when you think/scream, MY GOD WILL SOMEBODY PASS ME SOME CEREAL. But what generic cereals lack in terms of nutrition, this granola makes up for tenfold. Yes, it's the humble tiger nut once again - is there anything these little guys can't do?
This cereal is sweet, crunchy and oh so nourishing, even more so when doused in home made tiger nut milk. You can follow the recipe to make the crunchy tiger nut base and then pretty much add in any other ingredients that take your fancy!
Makes 6 servings
2 cups of soaked organic tiger nuts ( I soaked mine for 24 hours)
1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1.5 tablespoons of chopped dried cranberries
1 tablespoon of dried blueberries
Zest of half a large orange
A pinch of Himalayan sea salt
1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
You will need:
A food processor with slicer attachment blade
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees fan assisted. 220 degrees for conventional.
Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
Drain and rinse the soaked tiger nuts. Take a half cup of the tiger nuts and chop them roughly into small chunks.
With the remaining 1.5 cups, add these to the food processor and use your slicer attachment to create thin slivers.
Add both the slivers and the chunks to the baking tray with the maple syrup, orange zest, melted coconut oil and pinch of salt. Give this a good mix with your hands to ensure that the maple syrup and oil is evenly coating the tiger nuts. At this point you can also add a teaspoon of cinnamon for extra sweetness.
Place the tray in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes. Every five minutes give it a good mix to ensure it is baking evenly. You will know they are ready when they are a golden brown colour and perfectly crunchy.
Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool completely. Stir through the chopped cranberries and blueberries and you're good to go!
This is delicious served with ice cold tiger nut milk.
Transfer to an airtight container to store.
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