Superfood Snack: Low Carb Cinnamon Granola
When I was in the process of developing recipes for my 28 Day Low Carb Boot Camp I absolutely wanted to include a delicious, crunchy, satisfying cereal that could be paired with nut milk, coconut yoghurt, or just eaten on its own straight out of the tub!
There are a lot of recipes for gluten free granolas, but most of them contain high carb gluten free grains such as oats, quinoa or buckwheat. I wanted to create a granola that was just as filling, but that would fit a low carb lifestyle. Thats how my Superfoods Cinnamon Granola was born!
I've used one of my favorite gut friendly foods, Tiger Nuts, in place of any gluten free grains to lower the carb count and up the nutrient count (always a win/win in my book), and added almonds and coconut for some crunch, and goji berries for color and their fantastic beauty boosting properties...
Low Carb Super Foods Cinnamon Granola
1 cup sliced Tiger Nuts
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup goji berries
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 egg whites
Preheat oven to 225F.
Combine all dry ingredients except the coconut flakes in a large bowl and mix well.
Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold into the dry ingredients.
Spread the mixture out on to a large baking sheet and bake in oven for 60 minutes, stirring every 20.
On a separate baking sheet spread out the coconut flakes and 'toast' until gently browned (approx. 3-5 minutes).
Combine all the ingredients, leave to cool and then store in an airtight container.