Easy Healthy Homemade Granola
Updated: Feb 28, 2019
For me, Sunday is always about relaxing and finding time for doing the things that make me feel happy- and baking always makes me feel happy, as I'm sure it does for a lot of people!
So I thought that I would share one of my favourite granola recipes with you! This basic granola recipe makes about three cups of granola (half a cup is typically one serving).
Why is this granola recipe so good I hear you ask?
* healthy * easy to make * quick to bake: 10 minutes * 6 ingredients * tastes pretty good (if I do say so myself). * it's vegan & gluten-free (so everyone can enjoy it!)
Best served with cold milk (or milk alternative), yoghurt (dairy/non-dairy), on top of a smoothie or eaten on it's own as a convenient (and tasty) snack.
I hope that you enjoy the recipe and have a lovely Sunday!
Let me know what you think in the comments below and feel free to request recipes for one of YOUR favourite breakfasts (vegan options available too!)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Oven temp: 150 °C
2 tbsp olive oil or other neutral oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups or 160 g gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup or 45 g chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1/2 cup or 73 g dried chopped fruit (I used raisins)
1/4 cup or 33.8 g sunflower or pumpkin seeds
1. Heat the oven to 150 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
2. Place the oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
3. Add the oats, nuts & seeds to the bowl and stir well (don't worry if you add a little more).
4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.
5. Bake for 10 minutes*, stirring halfway through. The granola is ready when golden-brown. The mixture may still feel wet when coming out of the oven but will dry as it cools.
6. Remove from oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack. Add the fruit.
7. Once cool, transfer the granola to an airtight container and store at room temperature.
Granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Homemade granola will taste burnt quite quickly if you overcook it, so keep it at a low temperature just for 10 minutes to let it come together.
NUTRITION: PER SERVING (half a cup)
Total fat: 14 g
Saturates: 1.9 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Sugars: 13 g
Fibre: 3.6 g
Protein: 6.5 g
Salt: 0.1 g
Happy Baking! :)
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