Macadamia and cranberry granola

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If one of your new year’s resolutions was to eat healthier, this homemade cranberry and macadamia granola is just the thing. It doesn’t compromise on flavour and is packed with nutritional benefits while keeping you fuller for longer.

A few health benefits of macadamia nuts:

  • It is a rich source of fiber that carries no cholesterol.
  • It offers protection from coronary artery disease and strokes.
  • It is rich in calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium.
  • It is rich in vitamins that are vital for metabolic functions.

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Ingredients:

400 g oats

150 g coconut

50 g flax seeds

100 g sunflower seeds

100 g macadamia nuts

200 g dried cranberries

4 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 egg white

Method:

  1. Mix the oats, coconut, flax and sunflower seeds and macadamia nuts in a large bowl.
  2. Add the honey, butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and vanilla essence. Mix well to ensure that the oats is covered completely.
  3. Stir in the egg white and place on a baking tray, spreading out the oats.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Let it cool and add the cranberries before serving with yogurt or milk.
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5 thoughts on “Macadamia and cranberry granola

  1. I’m always impressed by your creative combo of ingredients. This is no exception! Looks fantastic and perfect for my new year’s resolve to fit back into my pants sometime in the near future…

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