Granola is super easy to make and makes up a balanced breakfast when eaten with full cream milk or plain Greek yoghurt, and a sliced banana. It also doubles up as an anytime snack.
When making your own granola, make sure to buy good quality ingredients like rolled oats, good quality nuts and seeds, and make sure you have a variety of ingredients to make your granola exciting to eat. Add some flaked coconut, raisins, dried banana/ strawberry.
Not only does homemade granola taste good, but there are plenty of nutritional value that you get from the ingredients used:
So let’s get started with what you’ll need:
- 2 cups rolled oats, untoasted
- 2 cups mixed nuts (hazelnuts, macadamia, almonds, cashews, pecans)
- 1 cup mixed seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, linseeds, chia seeds, sesame
- 2 tbsp flaked coconut
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 200g salted butter
- 1 cup raisins
Store in an airtight container, like a glass jar. It will keep for about 2 weeks if you can contain yourself. We usually finish it within a few days!
Just a few tips:
You can add cocoa, cinnamon or nut butter to your granola for variation.
Never bake the raisins with the oats and nuts, as it goes very hard and bitter. So always add your fruit at the end. If you are adding peanut butter, you can add that to your butter mixture and if you’d like to add cocoa or cinnamon, mix that in with the dry oats right in the beginning stages.
Natia Van Heerden