Grab n Go Granola Cups

This is one of those fantastic Sunday meal prep brekky or snack recipes to grab and eat on the go! It is a real crowd pleaser and great to get your bowels moving first thing in the morning if you know what I mean...

I am all about the poo chat at the moment after writing the "The Dirty Truth About Colonics" Blog post last night and realising it is probably one of the most popular blogs/recipes on my website thus far... who new so many of you were so interested. No wonder you guys are totally my kind of crowd. 

There are a number of ways the below recipe can be enjoyed! You can also really pick and choose with your taste buds which way you want to go with it. Like always choose your own adventure so you actually enjoy it, I am not one for recommending spending $40 on ingredients for a 'healthy' recipe and not even enjoying it in the end - what a bloody waste. I know food is fuel but you certainly shouldn't resent eating it. 

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servings: 8  // prep time: 10 minutes


Ingredients

GRANOLA

  • 2 cups of rolled oats or quinoa flakes (optional)
  • 2/3 cup of pecans or cashews (or both!)
  • 2/3 cup of slivered almonds or whole almonds 
  • 1/4 cup of pepita seeds
  • 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • 50g sultanas/dried fruit (optional)
  • 4 tbsp of tahini (I use Mayvers unhulled)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of Himalayan rock salt/sea salt

STEWED FRUIT

  • 3 apples, cored and sliced up
  • 3 pears, cored and sliced up
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp boiled water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick vanilla bean (optional)

 

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 150’C, prepare baking tray with baking paper
  2. Roughly chop nuts (you can use any nuts) and dried fruit as well as prep your apples/pears for stewed fruit to set aside. 
  3. Mix all dry granola ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  4. Heat honey and tahini in a saucepan over a low heat to melt the honey (easy for pouring).
  5. Pour honey and tahini over the dry mixture and mix through.
  6. The granola should clump up into clusters and become sticky (this is what you want!)
  7. Pour granola over prepared baking tray and spread out evenly. 
  8. Place tray in the oven. You want to slightly bake and roast the granola until it is golden brown approx 15-20 minutes - keep your eye on it.
  9. Now start prepping your stewed fruit by adding all ingredients to a saucepan on a medium heat with the lid on. 
  10. Allow ingredients to stew for 10-15 minutes giving it a stir every couple of minutes to prevent the fruit from sticking to the bottom. Once stewed set aside to cool.
  11. At this point granola should be ready to come out of the oven to cool.
  12. You can bottle up the granola in jars or an airtight container to keep in the fridge or cupboard. You can also save the stewed fruit if leftovers in the fridge in containers and use it in my apple crumble recipe - YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

To make granola cups: 

Layer: granola, stewed fruit and yoghurt into either separate cups or a big container to soak overnight and eat throughout the week. I use the Pure n Free coconut yoghurt as I can't eat dairy but you can use any good quality low sugar Greek yoghurt. You could also add some nut milk or normal milk to help the fruit and granola soak overnight in the fridge. 

If you don't want to make your own granola I recommend Paleo Hero