My Favourite Homemade Granola

October 4, 2016

 

 

I always have a jar of this in my kitchen, as it’s bursting with nutrients and perfect when you’re in a rush. The supermarket versions have lots of added sugar and salt, so making it yourself means you know exactly what you're eating. I put lots of nuts and seeds in mine, as they are a good source of protein, rich in energy from healthy fats and full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. I use Brazil nuts, as they are a great source of selenium, which supports our immune and thyroid function. Oats contain beta-glucan, which has been shown to support heart health. I also add some dried fruit, but this is optional, so leave it out if you want to reduce the sugar content. 

 

I love mine with organic whole milk, a dollop of organic yoghurt and some fresh raspberries or blueberries. Alternatively swap the dairy for homemade almond milk and coconut yoghurt – yum!!!

 

  • 250g Jumbo Rolled Oats

  • 150g Pecans

  • 100g Almonds

  • 100g Brazils or Hazelnuts

  • 150g Sunflower seeds

  • 150g Pumpkin seeds

  • 100g Linseeds

  • 5 tablespoons Coconut Oil

  • 5 tablespoons Maple Syrup

  • 5 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

  • Optional - 100g Jumbo Raisins + 50g Goji Berries

 

  1. Preheat oven to 170C.

  2. Roughly chop the nuts and add to a large bowl with the oats and the seeds.

  3. Sprinkle over the cinnamon and stir together well.

  4. Gently melt the coconut oil over a low heat, then add the maple syrup and stir.

  5. Pour the mixture over the oats, nuts and seeds and stir well to coat all the ingredients.

  6. Transfer the mixture to a baking tray – I use quite a deep one.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning every 8-10 minutes.

  8. Leave to cool, then stir in the raisins and/or goji berries.

  9. Store in an airtight glass container for up to 3 months.

     

     

     

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