making your own granola is so easy and quick once you get the basics sorted.
I had this granola in the oven in 5 minutes, and the best bit is you can throw whatever you like in.
What annoys me about most granola’s you find on the supermarket shelf is they’re full of processed cane sugar, poor quality oils, and lots of additives with funky names.
So anyway, I thought it would share my simple granola recipe with you to get you ready for all those summer smoothie bowls!
I’ve dehydrated some strawberries, papaya and banana at home, they add some beautiful colour and natural bursts of sweetness! You can use store bought dried fruit but check the ingredients label, as they’re often dried in sugar.
1 cup puffed brown rice
1 cup buckwheat grouts
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cut nuts (I’ve used pecans and walnuts)
3 tbsp seeds (I’ve used pumpkin and flax)
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 cup dehydrated fruit (I’ve used strawberry, papaya, banana)
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 tsp superfood powders (I’ve used maca, lucuma, and mesquite, they give it a lovely caramel flavour)
2 tbsp oil (I’ve used melted coconut oil, olive oil would be great too)
3 tbsp liquid sweetener (I’ve used coconut nectar)
Pinch of salt!
How to make your granola!
1. Turn the oven onto 160-180 degrees Celsius.
2. Add all dry ingredients to a big mixing bowl and toss, add the oil and sweetener and mix well, you may want to use your hands the ensure its evenly mixed.
3. Line a large baking tray with baking paper, spread out the granola mix over the tray.
4. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden, (it will crisp up once it cools). Leave granola out for 15-20 minutes to cool before mixing in the dried fruit.
5. Transfer it to a large jar, and store in the fridge.
It makes a really yummy topping to your smoothie bowl, with yoghurt, or on its own as a snack.
I had mine on a banana smoothie bowl, with loads of fresh fruit 😊
Have a wonderful day,
And remember to tag me in any of your creations on Instagram or Facebook