Why should you make your own granola?
- Customized to your taste
- Quick & easy
This is a simple recipe where there ain’t much fuss about the flavors. However, stay tuned for my chocolate and coconut granola, peanut butter granola, Vanilla and strawberry granola and many more! Now let’s get cracking’, shall we?
3C old fashioned rolled oats (tbh, I use any kind of oats that comes plastic-free- Porridge oats work fine for this recipe)
1C Raw cashews coarsely chopped- Or almonds
1/4C Raw sunflower seeds- Or raw pumpkin seeds
1/4C Banana chips- Or any dried fruits
1/4C Vegetable oil- Or coconut oil (I add a splash of hempseed oil as it has a nutty flavor)
1/3C Brown sugar- Or maple syrup/ agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350 F). In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the banana chips and raisins. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until well-incorporated.
Pro-tip: If you want more chunks, clump the oats mixture together before placing it in the oven.
Distribute it evenly onto an oven tray (You could use parchment paper if you choose, I don’t) and bake it for 30 mins (To be perfectly honest homies, I slightly over-baked it on this occasion LOL). Remove it from the oven every 5-10 mins to avoid burning. Once the granola is evenly light browned, remove it from the oven and let it cool down.
Pro-tip: The nuts tend to roast before the oats do. For ideal results, bake the oats first and add the nuts halfway through.
Once cooled, add banana chips and raisins (or any dried fruit of your choice). Store it in a glass container and ENJOY!
Pro-tip: If the nuts are already roasted, there is no need to add bake them. Add them once the granola has cooled down.