I don’t know why the hell I haven’t made granola before – especially since I think the shop-bought stuff is way overpriced and consists mainly of oats and sugar. Now if you make your own YOU get to decide what to put in it and what the perfect oats to nuts to dried fruit ratio is.
Still it has taken me years to finally just give it a go and make the damn thing. And guess what? It was so easy, quick and delicious that I have to share this new found skill here on my blog!
INGREDIENTS (for one tray)
- 5 dl rolled oats
- 1,5 dl pecans
- 1,5 dl almonds
- 1,5 dl dried cranberries
- 1-2 dl seeds (sunflower, chia, linseed, pumpkin etc.)
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp of honey
- Chop the nuts into smaller pieces and put all the ingredients in a big bowl.
- Mix with your hands. No need to melt the coconut oil as the warmth of your hands will do it for you.
- Spread out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes in 150 degrees Celcius.
- Mix halfway through.
- Store in an airtight container.
Two tablespoons of honey is plenty as the coconut oil adds a lovely flavour and some sweetness to it too. In this batch it’s just the dried cranberries and the honey with sugar in it, so this must be a lot less sweet than what you buy in the shop surely. The granola should be stored in an airtight container.
The beauty of granola is that you can add whatever tickles your fancy, from different kinds of seeds to dried fruits to spices such as cinnamon and cardamom. Mmm think I will make cardamom granola next!
I like to have my granola with yoghurt after dinner instead of a real dessert. I still haven’t found a dairy-free, sugar-free and affordable alternative to dairy yoghurt, but I’m hoping there will be something on the market soon.
What do you eat your granola with? Or are you more of a muesli person?
x Nina x