Bees are arguably some of nature’s most treasured small animals. Without them we would have to manually pollinate plants, enjoy less biodiversity, and of course, no honey. Manuka honey, as mentioned in this month’s wellness tips has powerful antibacterial agents that help fight cold and flu. Although Manuka honey can be used as a substitute for sugar in just about anything, enjoy it thrown into this recipe for homemade Manuka honey granola. Not only is Manuka granola healthy, but it is a great in-between meals snack that will help raise blood-sugar levels that are dangerously low after a long meeting resulting in waves of han-ger (anger as a result of being hungry).
What you will need:
3 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of wholewheat flour
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
Handful of crushed nuts of your choice (almonds, pistachio, brazil for example)
Handful of seeds (sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste (so about a teaspoon of each)
Sprinkling of sea salt
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of manuka honey
1. Mix all your dry ingredients together.
2. Melt honey and coconut oil.
3. Mix into the dry ingredients well to form mixture.
4. Layout the mixture onto a tray, pressing firmly down (the more you press it down the better clumps and clusters you get).
5. Bake at about 150 deg for about 40 mins, turning half way.
6. Allow to cool in the tray and then toss in some dried fruit and more nuts.
The bonus of making it yourself is you get to load it with your own favourite nuts and fruit (and you can go organic and local if you wish).
Original recipe sourced from: