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Healthy Granola with Dates and Ginger
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Healthy Granola with Dates and Ginger

A lower sugar healthy breakfast granola full of flavour with dates and ginger to kick start your morning!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 255kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g) medjool dates, pitted 10-12 dates
  • ½ cup (120ml) water
  • ¼ cup (80g) almond butter
  • ¼ cup (40g) melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses or treacle
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt more to taste
  • 3 cups (300g) jumbo oats
  • ½ cup (50g) pecans roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (50g) flaked almonds
  • ¼ cup (40g) pumpkin seeds
  • cup (50g) crystallized ginger roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
  • Blitz together the pitted dates and the water to form a thick, smooth paste. I used a stick blender and a jug for this and it worked perfectly, but you could use a blender if you prefer. You just want to get it nice and smooth!
    1 cup (200g) medjool dates, pitted, ½ cup (120ml) water
  • Transfer the date paste to a small mixing bowl. Whisk in the almond butter, melted coconut oil, molasses, vanilla and salt until you have a smooth caramel consistency. Taste and add more salt if desired. (And then taste a little more just to be sure ;) )
    ¼ cup (80g) almond butter, ¼ cup (40g) melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon molasses or treacle, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, crystallized ginger and ground ginger. Pour in the caramel and stir until well combined. 
    3 cups (300g) jumbo oats, ½ cup (50g) pecans, ½ cup (50g) flaked almonds, ¼ cup (40g) pumpkin seeds, ⅓ cup (50g) crystallized ginger, 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Spread out on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, turning the granola carefully once or twice during the cooking time. It's ready once it's nice and golden brown and mostly dried out - it will continue to crisp as it cools. 
  • Leave to cool completely before transferring to a jar or large ziplock bag to store. 

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.3g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.1g | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 427.1mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 5.9g | Vitamin A: 0.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 57.9mg | Iron: 1.6mg