This Granola Dust is a versatile superfood that will give you & the family a burst of all day energy, containing #nonasties it’s a winner!
With just 2 weeks left till the holy month of Ramadan, everyone is busying themselves in preparation. The biggest question on everyone’s tongue is “what shall we eat for suhoor” (the time of eating before fasting begins) we know that fasting is good for us, it detoxes & purify’s the body. So we need to preserve as many nutrients & vitamins as we can. Eating a breakfast/suhoor that has slow releasing energy will keep us going longer & give us the much needed boost we need to see us through the day.
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I came across this recipe a while ago when I was looking for a healthy alternative to my usual breakfast, in comes Jamie Oliver with his granola recipe! I was a bit dubious as I love anything sweet & wasn’t expecting such a healthy breakfast to taste so good, but it did! The original recipe calls for coffee, but I omitted it as I’m not a big fan & didn’t want the kids to be aired from breakfast! The beauty of this is you can make this into a porridge or a smoothie too! 😍
So here is my quick #bishbashbosh version of Jamie Oliver Granola Dust Recipe –
A healthy delicious way to kick start your day!
- 2 cups Porridge Oats
- 1 cup Mixed Seeds Chia,, Poppy, Flax seeds, Nigella/Black Seeds You can omit the ones you don't like/want.
- 1/2 cup Mixed Dried Fruit Blueberries, Cranberries, Sour Cherries, Mango, Apricots, Figs, Sultanas, Dates, the choice is yours
- 3 tablespoons Quality Cocoa Powder
- 1 Large Orange
Preheat the oven.
Place the porridge oats, nuts and seeds if using in your largest roasting tray. Mix & roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway.
Stir the dried fruit, cocoa into the mix, finely grate over the orange zest, then, in batches, simply blitz to a rough powder in a food processor.
You can either have it with cold milk or natural yogurt, & fresh fruit. You can make porridge & top with fresh fruit, add it to parfait & many other possibilities.
Things to try with dust –
- Granola Dust Muffins
- Dust porridge
- Hot chocolate
- Overnight soaked in yoghurt
All of these ideas are equally very good for you, especially when fasting, so why not try some out for your family breakfasts or for suhoor during Ramadan?
What variations of fruits/nuts/seeds would you add to the mix? Let me know in the comments below & don’t forget to share!!