I must admit that I am a sucker for a really good, crunchy granola, always have been. It`s just a shame that almost all of the packaged kinds you find at the store has tons of added sugar to it. Yes there are options, but the healthier ones are usually quite expensive and too much of a luxury for my budget. But hi, why dont make your own? Not only can you choose yourself how much sugar you want to add, you can also adjust it to accompany your tastebuds. There are no rules, actually I encourage you to be creative and courages with your granola.
Below is a recipe to a very easy and basic granola that I made of what I could find in my kitchen. If your creative, you'll get surprised about what you could actually wipe together when you think you have nothing at all.
So here you go, my base recipe for granola, but remember that you can add what ever you fancy!
- 5 dl rolled oats
- 2 dl chopped nuts (I used almonds and walnuts)
- 4 dl mixed seeds ( I used chia, sesame and sunflower seeds)
- 1-2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- A pinch of himalaya salt
- Some cinnamon
First preheat the oven to 150 degrees celsius. Then mix everything in a bowl with your hands to properly melt the coconut oil and make the mixture nice and sticky. Spread it out on a tray on a baking sheet. Place the tray in the midle of the oven and let it be for about 30-40 minutes depending on your oven. Stir every now and then to make sure the mixture is evenly cooked. Let cool down before storing the granola in a jar or box. I like to add goji berries and hempseed to my granola before storing, but you can really add what ever dried fruits or berries you prefer.
Enjoy as topping on your smoothie bowl, with some coconut yoghurt or as snack on the go.!