Do you find you eat the same breakfast almost every day? Me too, I’m definitely in a breakfast rut. Yogurt, Granola and berries, everyday. Perfectly fine except I was getting a little bored with my store bought Granola so I decided to switch things up a bit and make my own.
Making Granola is a little like making a homemade soup, you put in what you have in the cupboard and 9 times out of 10 the result is fabulous. This certainly was. I’ve never added chia and hemp seeds to my Granola before but I thought why not and indeed they were a lovely addition.
Make sure you’re using old fashioned oats which bake well in the oven.
I had some hazelnuts which needed using up so I added them along with almonds. Use what you have and what you love and the result will be fantastic. This can of course be gluten free if using GLUTEN FREE oats.
Here are a few suggestions:
- goji berries
Delicious homemade granola.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup hazelnuts
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2/3 cup canola OR safflower oil (vegetable in a last resort)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup – or 1/4 if you don’t have a sweet tooth
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1/4 cup chia seeds (optional)
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional)
- Pinch of salt
- Heat the oven to 250F
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper, add the oats, nuts and seeds (except for the chia and hemp seeds if using) and combine.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together the oil, syrup, salt and cinnamon. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and combine well using your hands, making sure all the oats, nuts and seeds are lightly coated with the liquid.
- Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes (put the timer on). Remove from the oven and stir well, place back in the oven for a further 10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir again and return for a third 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, stir and add the dried fruit, and the chia and hemp seeds if using, bake for a further 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow too cool before pouring into an airtight container to store.
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