Caramelised Pears & Nutty Granola

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I have been meaning to make my own granola for some time now. I've purchased dozens of gluten-free granola over the years and let me tell you, they are not cheap! Plus, it's really hard to find one I like. A lot of them contain cane sugar or dried fruit. So, here's a really simple, gluten-free recipe you can use as a cereal substitute or just to liven up a bowl of fruit or yoghurt! I collaborated with Goulburn Valley and experimented with their pears, which go perfectly with the granola.

Nutty Granola

1/2 cup of macadamia nuts

1/2 cup of almonds

1/2 cup of walnuts

3 tbsp of buckwheat

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp of coconut sugar

2 tbsp of pure maple syrup

3 tbsp of coconut oil

Pre-heat the oven to 160 (fan forced). On a chopping board, roughly chop the macadamia nuts, almonds and walnuts. Add them to a bowl with the buckwheat and chia seeds. Melt the coconut oil and pour over the ingredients. Add the coconut sugar and maple syrup and toss it all together.

Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour the ingredients in the tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, the coconut will solidify and the nutty clusters will form.

Caramelised pears

2 cups of sliced pears (tinned or fresh)

1 tbsp of coconut sugar

1 tbsp of butter

In a pan, on low heat, add the butter and coconut sugar. Stir until the butter turns a caramel. Add the pears and toss until the pears are covered in the sauce.

Remove from the pan and add the granola on top. Add yoghurt if desired.

And wallahhhh! It's a very simple and quick recipe. Put your granola in a class container and save it for breakfast time again and again.

Rochelle Mace