Oats + peanut butter + pumpkin seeds ~ this granola is heart-healthy and protein-rich! Pumpkin seeds are high in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like magnesium & zinc, which support men’s reproductive health.
Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.
Recipes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. People with autoimmune Celiac disease are allergic to gluten.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
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Dude Granola with Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seeds
PREHEAT oven 325F/160C
MIX wet ingredients: coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla and salt until smooth in a bowl.
STIR in oats and pumpkin seeds mixing really well to ensure they are fully coated.
SPREAD out in a single layer on a sheet pan parchment paper-lined or lightly greased
BAKE 15mins then stir with a spatula. BAKE a further 10-15mins until lightly golden and crunchy
COOL completely on the sheet pan
STORE in a glass jar or airtight container
PEPITAS are pumpkin seeds, raw and shelled and should be green in colour.
ADD other seeds like sunflower or stir in cacao nibs once cooked.
SWAP peanut butter for any other nut or seed butter of your choice,
GLUTEN-FREE be sure to buy gluten-free oats