Vegan Sweet Potato Granola Recipe: Healthy ‘Refined Sugar-Free’ Breakfast to Beat the Slump
Nothing gets you up and moving in the morning like this crunchy and delicious bowl of granola! This super healthy grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free granola recipe is packed with the natural goodness and protein of nuts and seeds and the blood sugar balancing properties of cinnamon – guaranteed to keep you going until lunch time.
Vegan Sweet Potato Granola Recipe
1 cup ground almonds
1½ cup sliced almonds
1 cup chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp flaxseed ground
1 cup pecans, chopped
½ cup / 60g coconut oil melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup sweet potato puree
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Sweet Potato Pure
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of salt
Sweet Potato Puree
Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F.
Rub the sweet potato chunks with olive oil and salt. Bake in the oven until tender – about 30-35 minutes.
Once cooked purée with a stick/hand blender (or mash well by hand) and leave to cool.
Once cool, store in one-cup batches in the freezer (in zip-lock bags or containers).
Preheat the oven to 180C, 350 F.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper/ baking sheet.
In a large bowl combine coconut flakes, almonds, nuts and seeds. In a blender, combine the sweet potato puree, coconut oil and cinnamon. Add the puree to the dry ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are thoroughly coated.
Spread the granola in a thin layer on the baking sheet. Cook for 40 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
Serve with coconut milk or almond milk and toppings of:
• Grated apple and cinnamon
• Nut butter and berries
• Berries and coconut yoghurt
Angelique Panagos Dip ION, FdSc, Mbant, CNHC
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