If you’re in need of some healthy recipes to bake while in self-isolation, try making Sam Wood’s nutritionist Shahna Sarpi’s spicy gingerbread granola slice.
Social and physical distancing has everybody cooped up inside their home, with a lot of free-time.
To occupy your mind with something other than the coronavirus outbreak, why not try some baking? Just like at-home workouts, baking is super beneficial and therapeutic (especially when the recipe is healthy for your body).
For those that have a sweet tooth, try making this comforting gingerbread granola slice recipe. Did you know cinnamon is an antioxidant and nutmeg can boost skin health?
It’s a satisfying slice of goodness you won’t feel bad indulging in.
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Gingerbread granola slice
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
- 1.5 cup(s) rolled oats (or quinoa flakes)
- 3/4 cup(s) pecans
- 1/2 cup(s) sunflower seeds (kernels)
- 1/2 tablespoon(s) ginger (ground)
- 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon (ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg (ground)
- 1/2 cup(s) medjool date(s)
- 1/3 cup(s) almond butter
- 1/4 cup(s) pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil (extra virgin)
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius, fan forced.
- Line a slice tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine well.
- Add the dates and wet ingredients into a food processor and blitz to combine into a sticky paste.
- Add this paste into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until everything is coated.
- Add the slice into the tray and spread it out evenly.
- Place the tray in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the top is slightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and slice into nine pieces.
- Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to five days.
- Calories: 166.3cal
- Protein: 5.9g
- Fibre: 2.3g
- Fat: 13.6g
- Saturated fat: 4.9g
- Carbs: 4.5g
- Sugar: 4.1g
This recipe is from the 28 by Sam Wood program.