Carrot Cake Inspired Granola – Sugarfree

The Sunrise Granola was a great hit at our house. It was delicious, sugar free and very filling. I thought that I would try something different by using a root vegetable this time: the carrot. I absolutely love carrots and I love carrot cake. I have noticed that I’m a little sensitive to walnuts, so I substituted these.

What do you need?

1 banana, mashed

1 carrot, grated

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp almond/cashew butter

200 grams steel-cut oats

10 grams pumpkin seeds

10 grams desiccated coconut

15 grams hazelnuts

2 tbsp sesame seeds

 handful of raisins or other dried fruit, chopped

What do I have to do?

Preheat the oven on 190°c / 400°f.

1. Mash the banana and make sure that you don’t leave in any big chunks. These will stay soft after cooking and soften the granola.

2. Grate the carrot and add this to the banana. Add the salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

3. Use your favorite nutbutter as your oilbase. Mix this well. If you don’t have any almond or cashewbutter, you can use peanut butter. Otherwise, you can use a tablespoon of oil. 

4. In a different bowl you add the oats, desiccated coconut, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts and sesame seeds. Mix this.

5. Add the wet to the dry ingredients. You have to mix this well, so all the oats cook evenly. 

6. Put the granola on a baking sheet and in the oven.  Bake this in 15 – 25 minutes.

Rotate the granola every 5 minutes, so everything bakes evenly and one side won’t burn.

7. When the granola is dry and crunchy, take the granola out of the oven and let cool completely.

Add a handful of raisins and other chopped dry fruit. Store in a glass jar or plastic container. The granola will stay good for about 2 weeks.

This Carrot Cake inspired Granola is sweet, but totally sugar free. You can fully enjoy a bowl with a little bit of yogurt or (vegan) milk. I calculated the calories in a serving (total of 6 servings): 328 kcal, 46 carbs, 13 grams fat, 10 grams protein and 8 grams of sugar. The fat and protein is dependent on which nut butter you are using and how much you are using.

What is your favorite breakfast?

Leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading and see you next time…

Remember, eat your veg! ^.^

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