Homemade Granola Recipe.
I have finally perfected my granola recipe and I am super excited to share it on my blog. I have tried to experiment with different ingredients and see which ones were my favourite. Granola is something that is so versatile and lots of other ingredients can be added to this recipe or simply taken away.
Granola is something I love for breakfast, snacks and even in the evenings. It is super yummy with yoghurt, fruit and even sprinkled over ice cream. I have tried to keep the ingredients as healthy as possible to try and move me away from buying packaged granola which is packed full of sugar (the stuff that tastes good but is bad for us!).
When the granola has cooled I tend to add all my dried fruit and nuts then. I prefer them being mixed in as I didn’t like that the taste of them once cooked in the oven. I always add seeds too! They add extra flavour, texture and more nutrients.
The base to this recipe is the whole rolled oats. They are a source of fibre, high in protein; contain vitamins and minerals like folate, iron and magnesium. They sell a huge bag of oats in the supermarket for less than £3.00 so it’s a super bargain!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
The measurements are a rough guideline. If they aren’t exact for you that’s fine.
Lets get started..
2 cups of whole rolled raw oats.
½ a cup of nuts – a mixture! Or your favourite ones.
¼ cup of seeds – I use poppy seeds and pumpkin seeds.
½ cup of unsweetened dried fruit – these can be chopped.
2-3 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup.
2 tablespoons of coconut oil melted. – If you don’t have coconut oil use butter as an alternative.
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
1 large pinch of salt.
2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F – gas mark 5. Combine the oats, nuts (if you want them toasted), dried fruit and salt in one bowl.
In a pan melt together the honey, coconut oil, peanut butter and vanilla extract on a low heat until melted and completely combined.
Then mix together the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients making sure all the oats are completely covered with the honey goodness!
I used a large baking tray for the mixture to cook on, lined with parchment paper. Once the mixture is ready place evenly on the baking tray making sure all of the granola will get cooked.
Pop in the oven for 15/20 minutes. Checking every 5 minutes and turning over the granola, as you go making sure all sides are covered until slightly golden.
You may enjoy this slightly crispier than mine but that is personal choice! Allow cooling and get experimenting with toppings.
I hope you loved this recipe as much as I did! I would love to hear feedback or any recipes you love. Please comment below. Be sure to check out my Instagram as that is where I am always posting the food I eat. – @jessicaiward
Enjoy, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.