Good morning beautiful people; I hope you’re all doing well ♥️
Who loves granola?! 🙋🏽♀️
Ready made breakfast cereals tend to contain a lot of hidden sugars, salt and unnecessary or worse still, nasty ingredients. Granola is one of my favourites – however very few brands actually contain really good ingredients; so instead, I often make my own! It’s really easy to make, includes a few ingredients and is totally customise-able.
This really does make the perfect breakfast fuel – top your yoghurt with it, add some milk or top your fruit with this granola, you’ll love it regardless of which way you choose to go!
400g jumbo oats
300g mixed chopped nuts (or seeds) – here I used macadamia nuts, cashews and walnuts
1/4 cup (50ml) coconut oil
1/2 (100ml) cup maple syrup
100g chopped dried apricots (or dried fruit of choice)
Start by preheating you oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
Mix all the above ingredients except dried fruit in a large bowl and mix really well to make sure all the oats and nuts are coated with the oil and syrup.
Add to a parchment lined sheet tray and bake for 30 minutes mixing every 10 minutes to make sure the granola bakes evenly. Take out of the oven and add the dried fruit. Return to the oven and bake once more for an additional 10-15 minutes until the granola is a beautiful golden brown and really fragrant.
Then allow to cool and store in an air tight container and enjoy for breakfast (or any time of day for that matter).
Note: maple syrup is processed the same way sugar is processed in the body however, syrup tends to be sweeter than actual sugar so you tend to use less. Also, there are added nutrients in natural sweeteners like maple syrup. Finally, this recipe makes A LOT of granola. I don’t often make note of the amount of serving in my recipes because that will depend heavily on who is consuming the food, their requirements and appetite.
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