Healthy Sticky Date Granola
Partial to sticky date pudding? Try this delicious (and healthy) twist on not one classic, but two! What ever can we mean? We mean sticky date pudding granola and banana nice cream.
You might be thinking, some things are left well enough alone. In some cases, we would agree. In this instance, we urge you to give this combination a try. It’s light and fruity but also deeply satisfying.
This recipe for Chunky Sticky Date Pudding Granola With Banana Nice Cream, is from the cookbook Whole, Bowl Food by Anna Lisle (New Holland Publishers), $45.
Chunky Sticky Date Pudding Granola With Banana Nice Cream
Banana nice cream
75 g (2 ¾ oz) whole raw cashews
75 g (2 ¾ oz) raw macadamias, roughly chopped
120 g (4 oz) fresh (or dried) dates, pitted and roughly chopped
40 g (1 ½ oz) shredded coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
Pinch of sea salt
3–4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
100 ml (3 ½ oz) coconut (or olive) oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 punnet of strawberries, halved
2 passionfruit, pulp scooped out
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1 mandarin, peeled into segments
Edible owers (optional)
Note: This makes about 600 g (1 lb 5 oz) of granola. A quick hint on the dates: if you’re using fresh dates, they’re easier to chop cold, so pop them in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes before chopping.