I have gotten a couple of requests to share a good recipe for granola. This recipe is what I love, I wouldn’t say it is super healthy as it is pretty sweetened with brown sugar and honey. But remember that you’re only having a small portion of it with fruits/ yoghurt or milk or even as a snack. So please don’t get intimidated by the amounts of sugar in the recipe. Its all about portion control and the fibres and other elements that you include with the granola itself.
I love to have it with plain whisked yoghurt, and berries. Comment down below how you enjoy your granola.
You may use your preferred choice of nuts, I have just given a decent combo which we all love. I have also made mine using the energy mix ( the combo of different kinds of nuts and seeds) and it worked pretty well. You just want to avoid adding any raisins or fruit before baking them. They tend to burn and be too chewy and weird (ask me how I know it ;))
Homemade Crunchy Granola
3 Cups Rolled oats ( get the jumbo oats, never use quick cooking oats)
1 Cup Pecans, chopped
1/2 cup Almonds chopped
1/2 cup your preferred choice of nuts/ seeds (like hazelnut, cashews, pumpkin, sunflower, flax, etc)
3/4 Cup Shredded coconut
1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
1/4 Cup Oil (Coconut, sunflower)
2 Tbsp warm water
3/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325F (160C) – low temperature to bake it low and slow. Giving it a toss every now and them for even baking.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, water, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto a lined sheet pan. Cook for around 45/55 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes to achieve an even colour.
Bake until the granola is golden brownie all over.
Remove from oven and leave to cool completely. Transfer into an airtight container for up to 2 months.
1. You basically want 3 cups of oats and 2 cups of nuts, play around and use whatever combo of nuts/ seeds of your choice.
2. I prefer sunflower oil, as I feel coconut is too strong.
3. You can add chocolate chips, or raisins or cranberries or any fruit to the granola once cooled and mix well. Store in an airtight jar.
4. This makes quite a lot, makes a great food item to gift as well.
5. You may use this to give a crunchy bite to your desserts.