Updated: May 20, 2019
It's May 2-4 long weekend and I bet you can't wait to go nuts on granola this weekend. Joking! But seriously, come Monday or Tuesday morning and you'll be craving some nutritious, high-fibre food. It's been a while since I've made my own granola. I'm not sure why since it's super simple and quick. Not to mention healthy. You can add whatever ingredients you like and enjoy and exclude those you don't care for. I personally love the crunchiness of seeds, like pumpkin seeds, and most importantly, like that I can use as much or as little sweetener as I like. Store bought granola (even the organic ones) are really high in sugar and generally have lots of added oil. I'll take lots of oil in my pesto, but not sure about my granola.
This is the recipe I used for this granola batch:
2 cups oats (I used rolled oats)
1/2 cup crushed almonds (make sure it's chunky and not finely ground)
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
few sprinkles cinnamon
1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Throw the dry ingredients into a large bowl, followed by the coconut oil and honey. Mix well with your freshly washed hands until well mixed.
3. Place granola evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes move the granola around with a wooden spoon and bake again for 5-10 minutes.
4. Take out of the oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes before eating. Store in a glass jar with tight lid.
You can add whatever you'd like including coconut flakes, dried fruit, pecans, quinoa puffs, etc. Be creative!