This beetroot and ginger granola is super-easy to make, and has a subtle sweet earthy taste from the beetroot, that compliments the slight heat from the ginger.
Have you tried making your own granola? It’s so easy! I love that you can use all the nuts, seeds and dried fruit that you have leftover in jars and bring them together into a nutritious breakfast.
I first made my own granola a few years ago, but this is the first time I’ve added a vegetable to my granola! I love the vibrant purple colour that the pureed beets give it, and the ginger brings a lovely mild heat. Plus, this granola turns the milk pink! My kids love that part!
Check out this jar of purple! I used mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruit (including raisins, dates and goji berries), mixed all the ingredients together and simply baked it for 15 minutes. Granola is soooo easy to make!
Feel free to experiment with the flavours and make this recipe your own. If you don’t like ginger, try ground cinnamon. If you have loads of cashews to use up, just make it with them. This is a great cupboard-cleaning breakfast.
I’ve been having mine with cashew milk. Have you tried that? It is absolutely delicious. Mornings have been quite slow around my house, but we’re gearing up for the kids to go back to school. My son will be returning, and my daughter is sooo excited for her first day at ‘big school’. They love this granola, so it is a great way to set them up for the school days. Because it’s pink they think it’s a treat and have no idea that it’s so good for them. Ha!
- 1 medium beetroot (200g) (can be roasted, boiled or steamed)
- 160g (2 cups) raw rolled oats
- 120g (1 cup) mixed seeds (hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame etc…)
- 140g (1 cup) raw mixed nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios etc..)
- 75g (½ cup) dried fruit (goji berries, raisins, chopped dates etc…)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 175C/350F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Puree the cooked beetroot with a hand held stick blender or in a mini food processor until smooth.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until completely combined. You may need to use your hands to get it all evenly coated.
- Spread the mixture onto the baking tray in a thin layer and bake for 10 minutes, then shake and re-spread into a thin layer, and bake for another 10 minutes or until it begins to turn golden. Allow to cool and store in a jar.
To make this recipe, I tried out Redmond SkyScales. They’re a really good set of kitchen scales, but they also connect to an app that calculates the calories and nutrition!
It only took me a minute to get started. Seriously, it’s easy. I didn’t even bother with the instructions as it was all so explanatory. I just turned on the scales, downloaded the free app onto my smartphone and they synced together. Then get weighing all of your ingredients to determine the calorie count of your meal. The app shows the correct product weight, its calorific value and also the ratio of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Every time you add another ingredient, you just input what it is and the scale weighs it, sends the information over wifi or bluetooth to the app, and it lists the calories and nutritional breakdown.
What are the benefits of the Redmond SkyScales 741S-Е?
- Connects to free app for iPhone or Android
- Easy setup
- Measures from 2 g to 5 kg
- Measurement accuracy up to 1 g
- Select the measurement unit and weigh products in grammes, pounds or ounces
- Tare deduction function returns the scales to zeros so you can add more ingredients into the same bowl or plate
- Built-in timer
- Can be used as a kitchen scale without the app
Buy the Redmond SkyScales now for £41.90.
Check out my other breakfast recipes!
Disclosure: This recipe for Beetroot and Ginger Granola was commissioned by Redmond. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to mess up my kitchen and write Veggie Desserts – Healthy Food and Lifestyle.