Carrot Cake Granola

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / March 17, 2014

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For me granola has to be one of the best breakfasts that you can have but often they can be a little boring and I want something a bit different. Plus most of the shop bought granolas have a lot of dried fruit in them which tastes lovely but plays havoc with my blood sugar.

I came up with this idea the other day but waited until sunday morning to make it as I had a bit more time then. I thought that carrots work really well in cake and so they should be good in granola and they are, they offer a lot of natural sweetness and as I used Xylitol to sweeten it a bit more it is effectively sugar free.

There are lots of health benefits to this granola as it contains a good mix of seeds and walnuts so is high in Omega 3 and 6 and also has a good portion of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin A as well as a wide range of other vitamins and minerals that will leave you feeling fantastic. The oats are one of the best things for keeping a balanced blood sugar and so will help to keep you feeling full for longer.

In addition this lovely granola is high in dietary fibre and I have given it an extra dose of protein which again will help to fill you up and so you may find you need to eat less than expected. If you are looking for a breakfast that tastes lovely and will leaving you feel great after then this is the perfect option.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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