So I always loved granola and I was extremely disappointed when I found out that the majority of commercially bought granolas are full of nasty ingredients – as the base is a pretty healthy one – oats, nuts and seeds – so I decided to start making my own – I generally use the same basic recipe and then just add something different depending what I have in the house! The following is the recipe I generally use:
1 cup wholemeal oats
1 tbsp coconut oil/any other oil hat hasn’t got a strong flavor – I have also found peanut oil works pretty well
1 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp almonds
2 tbsp mixed seeds (I get a mix which contains sunflower and pumpkin seeds with a few pine nuts)
1 tbsp raw honey (or agave nectar if you prefer this but I find honey gives that nice sticky texture)
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl (this is where you can add some dried fruits or different nuts of your choice – sometimes I like to add pecans or dates)
- Once all the dry ingredients are mixed in well together add the honey and coconut oil (melted) and mix everything to an even consistency once again.
- then place the mixture on a tray lined with baking paper and place in a preheated oven at 180°C for approximately 10 minutes until the mixture is a bit toasted but not burnt.
- Finally remove from the oven and leave to cool – once the mixture has cooled I usually place them in mason jars or containers, refrigerate and then use as required!
I love to add this to my greek yoghurt in the morning or just use it as a sweet snack when I am craving something sweet – Hope you like the recipe and let me know if you try it out and any nice additions you may come up with!