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Banana & Peanut Butter Granola

Amber Macintosh

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This granola was created by my kids with their favourite ingredients banana and peanut butter - what’s not to like!! If you are nut free exchange the peanut butter for tahini.

Ingredients:

1 Banana

1 Tablespoon of maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter

1 Teaspoon of vanilla paste

3 Tablespoons of sesame seeds

2 Cups of oats

1 Tablespoon of odourless coconut oil

Method: Blend banana, maple syrup, vanilla paste and peanut butter in a food blender or nutri-bullet. Put this mix in a bowl and add in dry ingredients, stirring to a thick paste. In the meantime preheat oven to 160 degrees and put half a tablespoon of coconut oil in the tray to melt. Take out and spread your banana paste across the baking try and bake for 10 minutes, take out and break up a little more. Turn the oven down to 140 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes, repeat until you can shake the granola clusters - it is now ready.

Store in a kilner jar just as it is or add raisins.

Golden Porridge

Amber Macintosh

I am passionate about starting the day right with a good hearty breakfast. If you have been to one of my Better Breakfast workshops you will know that porridge, and the many variations that I experiment with, is a favourite. Here is my latest recipe, perfect for chilly Winter mornings.

TURMERIC, CARDAMOM, COCONUT & LEMON PORRIDGE - SERVES TWO

TURMERIC, CARDAMOM, COCONUT & LEMON PORRIDGE - SERVES TWO

Ingredients: Organic jumbo rolled oats, lemon zest, 2 cardamom pods, coconut milk, 1 heaped teaspoon of turmeric, 1 medjool date, 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon of linseed, filtered water, pistachios and fresh raspberries

Directions: Soak your oats in the water from a can of coconut milk (put the solid part in a bowl, cover and refridgerate). Whilst the oats start to absorb the fluid and soften crush the seeds of two cardamom pods in a pestle and mortar, add these to the oat mix with a teaspoon of ground turmeric. Heat gently, adding filtered water to keep the porridge loose. When the oats have absorbed the fluid add a date broken up in little pieces, the zest of half a lemon and a tablespoon of the coconut cream - you can then set to one side. Leave to cool slightly whilst you toast a handful of pistachios in a non stick frying pan with a teaspoon of coconut sugar. The sugar will instantly melt and stick to the nuts and not the pan!

Serve into two bowls adding the nuts, linseed and fruit. This porridge is the most decadent, fragrant and perfectly delicious breakfast bowl!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Benefits: Oats will fill you up till lunch, mop up excess blood fats and keep blood sugar stable. Cardamon calms the digestive system whilst turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory throughout the body. This porridge recipe is refined sugar, diary and gluten free, plus it's suitable for vegans.