Granola! Granola, granola, granola. It really can be so many things and pretty much always comes out tasting awesome. I love granola. I love it on smoothies, on top of my porridge, with yoghurt, nut milk or even as a snack on its own. This is a very simple recip with a kick ass result, I really hope you will try it and enjoy it as much as I do!
This recipe has very few ingredients and that is always nice. It really only contains staples that I keep in the house at all times like nuts, oats, cinnamon and coconut oil as well as maple syrup. Mixed together it becomes a rather decadent tasting granola and now that Christmas is getting closer I want cinnamon in pretty much everything and anything. Meaning this is a great addition to your Christmas holiday breakfast.
It only takes about 30 min to make this granola from start to finish and 25 of those you literally have to do nothing (except for shake the oven tray ones or twice). I make this in the mornings on weekends and days off and eat it warm. I do have to eat a little snack whilst I wait though because I always wake up hungry but most people don’t making it a perfect morning preparation as you get ready to eat.
This granola is refined sugar free which most store bought granolas aren’t and I think it’s important to shine a light on this. Really what I’m trying to say is that mainstream (not the fancy bespoke ones, they are usually awesome yet expensive) store bought granolas are bad and homemade ones are good! And they are much more inexpensive in terms of bank for buck.
Have I convinced you to make your own granola yet? Haha.
Makes one large jar.
Active cooking time 5 min, total cooking time 30 min.
2 cups oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup pistachios (raw and unsalted)
1/2 cup dried coconut shavings
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
2 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius and line an oven tray with baking paper.
Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix (if you have thin coconut shavings you might need to leave those out and add to the oven halfway through baking).
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl except for dried fruits.
Add all wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Place on prepared oven tray and pinch in a few places to make some clusters.
Bake for 25 min, mixing the granola a couple of times so that no pieces get burnt.