For me, granola is the perfect healthy treat – for breakfast if you’re short on time, or as a snack when your blood sugar drops. And absolutely ideal when you’re travelling and totally worth putting on your packing list. Throw in that this version is home made with warming and anti inflammatory ingredients? Couldn’t get any better than that!
If you’ve been following my healthy reboot you’ll know that I’m trying to include more healthy routines into my day to day…. And that doesn’t stop just because I’m on the road… or at least it’s not supposed to! I’m not going to lie, travelling makes being healthy so so hard. Currently in New York, it’s proving tricky to stick to my healthy routines (Wine! Pasta! Pizza!), but I’m trying to make it work. I’ll be sharing with you next week a bit of a run down of my experience during this trip, and the things I tried out. One thing I know for sure? Preparation is key. Which is why I made some of this Turmeric and Ginger Granola to take with me when before I left home, ideal as a healthy breakfast and a snack when I get hangry.
I recently came up with this recipe after simply playing around in the kitchen – I love that granola is so easy to make and you can experiment so much with flavours. I’ve been adding turmeric to lots of my healthy recipes lately – coconut Dahl, cauliflower rise pilaf, my morning cup of tea and basically anywhere it works… The anti inflammatory properties means it not only tastes delicious but is really good for you too. So naturally it needed to go into a granola! Ginger is also very soothing for the tummy, and together they’re the perfect combination. Throw in a few ripe bananas and you’ve got a flavour half way between banana bread and ginger nut biscuits…It’s Dee-licious! And if you find the flavour of turmeric too strong, just halve the amount you use.
Turmeric and Ginger Granola Recipe
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 a cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 a cup of almonds
- 1/2 a cup of raisins (or other dried fruit)
- 1/2 a cup of sesame seeds or golden flax seeds
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup honey (or more if you prefer it sweeter)
- 1/4 cup of butter or coconut oil
- 2 inch knob of ginger (or more if you like a stronger flavour)
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric (or more)
- Preheat your over to 180 Celsius or 356 Fahrenheit
- Mix all the dry ingredients together, except the turmeric.
- Add all the wet ingredients including the ginger and banana and turmeric to an eclectic mixer. Whizz up until it forms a smoothie consistency. If you don’t want to use a mixer (or don’t have one) you can mash the bananas and mix by hand.
- Pour the wet mixture into your dry mixture and stir to coat well.
- Lay out on a baking tray and bake for 7 minutes. One you see if browning, take it out and mix up the granola and put it back in for another 5 minutes.
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