Dude Granola

with Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seeds

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.

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving4 cups
  • Anti Inflammatory

    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.

  • Gluten-free

    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

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Plant Protein

    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.

  • Zinc

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds - pepitas
  • 3-4tbsp maple syrup or golden syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil - melted
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla - optional
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt - optional
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Method

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

 

SERVE with your choice of Milk, yoghurt, Kefir, Apple Berry Compote or fruits

 

STORE in a glass jar or airtight container

Tips + Suggestions

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