Sports Dietitian Ep. 1: Tara's homemade granola!

Hey Republic!

Tara here! The teams Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian. I cannot wait for you to get stuck into our very first vlog where I show you my absolute favourite granola recipe - one I created myself of course! So feast your eyes, get your bellies ready and watch how as I run you through this weeks recipe!

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup cashews, crushed
1/2 cup macadamias, crushed
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup preferred dried fruit (I used cranberries in the film)
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 160C. Place a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray and set aside.
Place all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl then put it aside.
Add maple syrup and coconut oil in a small pot on medium heat, constantly stirring so it doesn’t burn on the bottom for about 2-3 minutes.
Once the maple syrup and coconut oil have melted and combined, add in the vanilla and stir a few times then remove from heat and pour over the dry ingredients.
Stir the mixture until the wet ingredients have completely covered the dry ingredients.
Layout the granola mixture evenly on the baking tray and pop into the oven for 20 minutes.
After the 20 minutes, turn the tray around so the other side will cook well also.
I add this granola to my favourite yoghurt (Chobani) plus add in a few frozen berries.