Mulberry and Walnut Granola

Homemade healthier Mulberry and Walnut Granola which is naturally refined sugar free and Vegan friendly and the perfect start to the day with sweetness for the mulberries and crunch from the walnuts! 

Mulberry and Walnut Granola

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Granola is one of those things I don’t tire of! I have it every single day and therefore I need to make a lot of it and find myself making a big batch every week so I am stocked up for my weekday mornings.

Granola is so easy to make yourself and I have shared a few of my favourite creations on the blog here:

Gluten Free & Grain Free Granola Clusters

The Best DIY Granola

Apricot, Sweet-Potato and Walnut Cluster Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Chocoalte Rice Puff Cereal

So there are a few of my favourites which all have their own unique flavours and textures and it would be impossible to pick a favourite because I seriously love all granola and I cannot understand why you would want to buy it in a shop with all the unnecessary added ingredients ( but that’s a topic for another day)


The Granola recipe I’m sharing with you today (Mulberry and Walnut Granola) though is a completely new one for me because it contains dried mulberries which are a totally alien to me and before now I had never bought them or tried them and only come across them on very few occassions, so I thought it was time I tried them because I do love dried fruits so I was intrigued to try them.

Dried mulberries are said to be a superfood that provide unusually high levels of protein and iron (for a fruit) and are also a rich source of Vitamin C, fiber, calcium and antioxidants. So yas, I’d say they were pretty super for a pretty tiny dried fruit, and they are naturally sweet with no added sugar! I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first opened the packet and started eating them from the bag (this totally wasn’t the intention I had for them!) but as the packaging quite rightly states ‘Moreish Mulberries’, and they are soft, chewy and sweet but compared to many other dried fruits of their size, they are relatively expensive but highly nutritious.

I managed to stop myself from eating the whole bag of ‘Moreish Mulberries’ and kept enough aside to create this Mulberry and Walnut Granola which is the newest addition to my Granola list, and these dried mulberries pair perfectly with soft but slightly crunch walnuts.

This Mulberry and Walnut Granola, just like my other Granola recipes, is healthy, nutritious and much better for you than store-bought versions and when you make your own Granola, you can choose exactly what goodness goes into it and personally I feel better knowing what I’m eating!

Mulberry and Walnut Granola is so easy to make and simply requires two bowls and a baking tray.


How To:

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients well and set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients well (this would benefit from being whizzed in a small food processor) until smooth.

Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon so that all the dry mixture is covered in the wet mixture, allowing it to cluster slightly and cook thoroughly without burning.

Add the Granola mixture to the baking tray in a single layer and bake in the oven for approx. 15 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven, place it on a cooling tray and leave until completely cooled, as it will crisp and firm up more.

Store in an air-tight container. I like to store mine in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator for a week or it can be stored in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to three months.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give it a go, leave a comment and let me know or post a picture in  instagram or  facebook and use #untaintedtastes and tag me @untaintedtastes as I’d love to see them 🙂 xo


Mulberry and Walnut Granola
 
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Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 3 cups jumbo oats
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup mulberries
  • 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp oat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 340/170C/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients well and set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients well (this would benefit from a food processor) until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly with a spoon.
  5. Add the mixture to the baking tray in a single layer and bake in the oven for approx. 15 minute until golden.
  6. Remove from the oven, place on a cooling tray and leave until completely cooled.
  7. Store in an air-tight container.

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