Berry Granola for Breastfeeding Mums
This delicious, easy to make, naturally sweetened granola is a fabulous staple for any healthy pantry. For breastfeeding mums, having something quick and nutritious for breakfast is so very important. Oats are a really nourishing, mineral rich grain that are high in fibre and protein. The nuts and seeds provide more nourishment in the form of fat-soluble vitamins, protein and essential fats to keep breastfeeding mums full and satisfied.
- 200g raspberries, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
- 50 g coconut oil (¼ cup) melt if solid
- 85 g rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup
- 350 g unstabilised rolled oats (3½ cups) - substitute with regular rolled oats if needed
- 150 g shredded coconut (1½ cups) or flaked coconut is fine too
- 70 g sesame seeds (½ cup)
- 120 g sunflower seeds (1 cup)
- 85g flaked almonds (1 cup)
- 30g ground flax seeds (¼ cup)
Preheat the oven to 150°C/ 300°F (fan-forced).
Purée the raspberries in a food processor or blender. Add the coconut oil and sweetener and blend until well combined.
In a large oven tray, toss the oats, coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and flaked almonds together. They need to be in a thin layer approx. 1-2cm deep or the mixture won’t toast. You can use two trays if you don’t have one big tray.
Pour over the berry blend and toss through the dry mix until it is evenly coated.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until golden and crisp.
Allow to cool fully, mix in the ground flax seeds before storing in an airtight container.
Serve with your choice of milk, yoghurt and fresh fruit.
Feel free to mix up the nuts and seeds if you like.
Georgia Harding is a Naturopath (20+ yrs exp.) author, mother and passionate health educator. On her website ‘Well Nourished’ she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.
Georgia is committed to supporting the health of this generation and especially loves to help parents feed their children ‘well’. She endeavours to simplify nutrition and make cooking nourishing meals achievable for everyone.