Crunchy, Healthy, Homemade Granola

Yum. Yum. Yum.

Looking to bring excitement back into your morning breakfast bowls? 🌞

Granola is one of my favourite things (I say that about a lot of the things I eat...but I mean it)! I don’t allow myself to make this recipe very often because with granola, all moderation seems to go out the window and I eat it all in about two sittings.

Why should you make it?

  • It's crunchy

  • It’s nutritious

  • It's the perfect topper for anything

  • Or, let's be honest, you can eat it straight out of the jar 😇

Homemade granola is a much healthier option than the majority of options available in-store. This recipe is made with whole grains, is rich with healthy fats and protein, and is sweetened naturally. Plus, it’s pretty easy to make.

Have I convinced you yet?

Don’t forget to tag #makankitchenstories. <3

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup agave or maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil

  • 4 cups rolled oats

  • 1 1/2 cup nuts/seed mix (Use your favourites - I used 3/4 cup pecans, 1/2 cup cashews and 1/4 of pumpkin seeds)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes

  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a tray with baking paper. Don’t use foil as it’s likely to stick to the granola.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla essence and coconut oil.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, nut/seed mix, cinnamon, chia seeds and salt. Mix well to evenly distribute all the goodies!

  4. Pour over the coconut oil mixture and stir until combined.

  5. Spread the granola out onto the prepared baking tray in an even layer.

  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway.

  7. Take it out and add the coconut, giving it one more good stir. Put it back in the oven for 5 minutes, or until your granola is lightly golden.

  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Add the raisins in and mix.

  9. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks - if it lasts that long ;)

Don’t forget to tag @makansnacks and #makankitchenstories if you make it!

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