Low Carb Granola

I don’t know about you, but for me, a quick, on the go breakfast is the most challenging meal when it comes to trying to remain low carb.  At the weekends, when I have the time, I will have something like smoked salmon and avocado or grilled mushrooms however, this doesn’t really work mid-week when on the go.  The delicious treats in Starbucks (other coffee establishments are available) tempt me on a daily basis but I always avoid them as everything breakfast-y is so carb heavy…croissants….muffins…danishes….granola.

I therefore wanted to come up with an easy option to be able to make in advance and grab on the run, this is where my low carb granola was born.  I realise I am not re-inventing the wheel with this and that many other recipes exist however, I do think this one is rather scrumptious…

Makes 8 portions

INGREDIENTS

75g Almonds

75g Pecan Nuts

50g Golden Linseed

50g Pumpkin seeds

100ml Sugar Free Caramel Syrup

2tsp Cinnamon

OPTIONAL

40g Chia Seeds

170g 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt

 

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients in a non-stick saucepan on a low heat.
  2. Ensure that all nuts and seeds are coated in the syrup and leave to ‘caramelise’ for 15 minutes.
  3. Leave to cool and you are ready to serve!

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OPTIONAL EXTRA

I then stir in the chia seeds and yoghurt before splitting the mixture in to 8 portions and putting in the fridge.  This is then a great ‘grab and go’ option which I take to work and munch at my desk every day – couldn’t be easier and it is super tasty!!


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