My boyfriend loves granola. Sometimes I think that boy is addicted or something. And honestly, is he to blame? It’s absolutely delicious.. doesn’t matter if you eat it with plain milk
– like he does – or if you add it to your yoghurt – like me.
At some point we literally took a box home with every shopping trip, which got annoying and also kind of expensive. Also we got into a conflict because I like the low-sugar kind of thing with berries but he despises the berries and loves chocolate granola. UGH!
Since most of the store-bought products is high in sugar and packed with unnecessary ingredients I decided to try making it on my own. And let me tell you, this is one of the best decisions I’ve EVER made.
This recipe is super quick and easy. It also allows you to choose every ingredient and the amount of sugar you want to have in your granola. Plus it makes the house smell amazing – bonus point right there!!
- Rolled oats
- Coconut oil
- Additional ingredients like: nuts, chia seeds, berries, chocolate flakes…
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Put your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix through.
- Add honey and melted coconut oil to the dry mix.
- Combine until everything kind of sticks together and starts to form little crumbs.
- Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and put into the oven.
- Bake for about 10 minutes until it starts to get lightly toasted. (Don’t forget to mix the granola from time to time and please make sure it doesn’t burn)
This is a very open recipe because you can vary it however you feel like. I’m not giving you any measurements because you can just throw in your ingredients until you feel like you reached your desired mixture. As for the baking time: this can also vary. Just keep an eye on your oven and take the granola out whenever you feel like it looks how you want it to.
My favourite homemade granola contains: 2 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/4 cup puffed amaranth, 1 spoon of coconut oil, 1,5 spoons of honey. Once the granola is baked and cooled I usually add some dried berries… and oh my god this tastes so good in my breakfast yoghurt!