This recipe comes straight out of The Tao Diet Cookbook - one of the books we sell here in the Clinic. Granola is a gentle meal for the digestive system. According to Chinese Medicine it tones and supports the middle (digestion/gut) and nourishes the spleen. It's best enjoyed in summer.
750g rolled oats
125g hazel nuts
150g wholemeal flour
250g desiccated coconut
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup rice malt
2 tbs honey
1 tsp good quality vanilla essence
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tsp corn oil or sesame oil
Set aside the dried fruits. Combine dry ingredients and rub in the oil. Next, mix the dry ingredients with the liquids. Spread out the mixture on a baking tray and place in a preheated, warm oven. Bake until browned.
Remove from oven and turn, using a wooden spoon. Repeat until the mix is thoroughly browned. It doesn't matter if there is some moisture. Allow to cool.
Mix in fruits. Store in an airtight glass container.
Enjoy with milk as a breakfast or dessert.