Granola is one of my favourite things to have for breakfast or a snack. But, 1. It’s way too expensive for what it is and 2. Shop bought versions always have too much sugar. Oh, and there’s also the fact that you have to find the brand that has just the right ingredients that you actually like! I like nutty granola, no fruit for me please! Anyway, so looking at what I like in granola, I thought it can’t be that hard to make at home!
There are loads of healthy granola recipes out there. Over the years, I have made a few different versions, and have finally landed on the perfect combination. If you’re interested in making your own, keep reading. I made this for my friend the other day, while prepping my daughter’s dinner and she was shocked at how quickly it was ready! If you want to save some money and fill your home with the delicious smell of this, then make this granola now!
- Rolled Oats
- Almonds (I use blanched)
- Quinoa Puffs (Optional)
- Chia Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
- 1 tbsp Pip & Nut Honey Cashew Butter
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Put your wet ingredients into a microwave safe bowl. Put in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir and if the coconut oil hasn’t melted, then put in for another minute. It’ll be very hot so be careful when removing from the microwave. Mix the ingredients well until everything is combined.
I’ve not put any measurements for the dry ingredients, because you might like your granola more or less nutty. I don’t measure, I just add to the bowl bit by bit and mix everything together until it is all well combined and I’m happy with my oat to nuts ratio.
Once you’re happy with it, put baking paper on a tray and pour out the granola mix unto the sheet. Make sure you spread it out evenly in one layer.
Put in the oven and watch it carefully as it can burn quite easily. After 10 minutes, check it and use a spoon to mix it around so every part gets cooked. After another 5-10 minutes it should be golden brown and ready to come out of the oven.
Let cool, then store in an airtight container. Will last for about a week, but who are we kidding? I’m lucky if mine lasts 3 days!
So there you have it! Easy, delicious and quick! I’d love to know if you guys try this recipe! So please comment, or tag me on your social media if you do!