As I mentionned in my last Healthy Monday post on having an Acaï Smoothie Bowl for breakfast, I tempted doing my own granola. I’ve already posted that recipe a little while back but I tried a new one slightly different. I find granola super yummy, it’s not only a good breakfast to springle on top of yogurt or a smoothie bowl, you can also snack on it.
The great thing about homemade granola is that you can choose exactly what you want in it! Do you ever buy granola but there’s that one seed that your not fond of or a nut that you’re allergic to so you need to find a new brand and it’s so much trouble. Making your own granola is actually pretty easy!
Here’s what I put in mine this time:
2 cups of oats
2 cups of nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup of dried fruits (raisins, cranberries and abricots)
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
1/4 cup of pure coconut oil (liquid)
Cinnamon powder on top
Warm up the oven at 180º.
You mix all the liquids together on one side and mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl on the other hand.I recommend keeping the dry fruits on the side for now. Once the coconut oil is melted and well combined with the mapple syrup/honey, put it in the large bowl of the dry ingredients and mix it well. It’s going to look like there’s not enough liquid to start with but once you mix it fully it’ll be perfect! I recommend using your hands as well so that it’s well incorporated.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread the mixture in there. Put this in the oven for about 15 minutes. Take out and mix the granola so that it doesn’t all stick together but does large chunks or smaller ones depending on your preference. Add the dried fruit in there and pop back in the oven for 15 minutes or so until it gets golden brown. Once it has baked through, take out of the oven and leave it to cool. You can keep it in a jar for one to two weeks.
Easy no? Now you have freshly made granola for all your breakfasts!
Love, Jen xx