Homemade granola is one of my favourite things for breakfast. However, the ones you buy in the supermarket are often full of sugar and other stuff that isn’t necessarily good for you. By making it yourself, you can control what you put in it and use your favourite ingredients.
This is what I used:
Makes about 10 portions (based on 1/2 cup as a serving size).
3 cups of old fashioned raw oats
3/4 cup of organic nuts, chopped (I used almonds, walnuts and cashews – just use your favourite)
1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbs maple syrup
3 tbs coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 300 ˚F/150 ˚C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper/baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients (except the dried fruit, if you’re using any) and toss it around using your hands or a wooden spoon. Make sure everything is well mixed.
3. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray and put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes. When half the time is up, take it out and stir so it bakes evenly and doesn’t get burnt.
4. Let it cool off, add the dried fruit if you are using any. Put it in an airtight container and store in a cool place.
Enjoy with fruit and/or berries, yoghurt, cottage cheese, milk or whatever you prefer 🙂
This granola is full of fibre, protein, omega-3, antioxidants and other nutrients. A great way to start your day 🙂