Home-made granola recipe

08 Dec 2020 no comments Fitasty Categories Recipes
With yoghurt or with milk, or maybe even on its own – granola is an easy breakfast or snack packed with minerals and nutrients. Today we share with you this simple recipe for delicious granola without any added sugar. Check it out!

Although it may be easier to buy a packaged granola in the store, I can assure you that you’ll enjoy it much more when you make it yourself and know exactly what’s in it!

Granola is simple to make and it can be stored in an air-tight contained for up to a month.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 2 hours

Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 cup of nuts (whichever ones you like: walnuts, hazelnuts, cashew nuts… it can be a mix!)
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of sunflower seeds
  • 3 spoons of linseed
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon (alternatively, if you don’t like cinnamon, replace it with grated orange zest, pumpkin spice mix or ginger)
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup of grapeseed oil (or coconut oil or rapeseed oil)
  • 1 large apple (finely grated)
  • 1 ripe banana (optional; smashed)

Additionally, if you like: dried fruit such as raisins or dried cranberries, apricots, prunes (check the ingredients list and opt for a sugar-free type); coconut flakes and/or dark chocolate chunks.

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 80*C.
  2. In one bowl, mix oats, nuts, seeds, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl, mix grated apple and banana puree with oil (if using coconut oil, melt it first).
  4. Combine the contents of the two bowls together and mix well.
  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  6. Transfer your granola mix on to the baking tray and spread it out.
  7. Place the baking tray in the preheated over for a total of 120 minutes (2 hours); every 30 minutes you should carefully open the over and stir the granola around a bit to ensure it is evenly baked.
  8. Take granola out of the oven and let it cool.
  9. Once the granola mix is cold, stir in anything else you prepares such as dried fruit, chocolate chunks or coconut flakes.

Enjoy!