For my very first recipe I thought I’d share with you my home-made Goodness Granola recipe, since it is one of the things I make most often! Most Sundays I can be found in the kitchen whipping up a big batch of this wholesome wonder! We eat it for breakfast most days, if we’re not having porridge of course!. We’d get about 10 good-sized portions (100g – we like our breakfast!) out of the below recipe.
Granola is often seen as a ‘health food’ or a ‘healthy option’, but many of the granolas available in the supermarket are absolutely laden with sugar and giving granola a bad name! I eat about 8 tablespoons (100g) of my granola for breakfast and it contains just 1½ teaspoons of sugar, in the form of honey. 100g of most of the supermarket granolas I looked at have on average 6 teaspoons of sugar! One of them even had 9! (FYI the maximum amount of added sugar we should aim for each day is 6 teaspoons!)
This granola is so tasty, crunchy, satisfying and, most importantly, nutritious! We have ours for breakfast topped with yoghurt and fruit. I’ve even been known to have some as dessert with a bit of melted dark chocolate on top…YUM!
What You’ll Need:
- 500g/6 cups of wholegrain porridge oats
- 200g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 400g seeds (I use a mix of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
- 100g/110ml/½ cup melted coconut oil
- 60g/4 tablespoons honey
How It’s Done:
- Pre-heat oven to 180°
- Mix the melted coconut oil and honey in a small bowl
- Put the oats, nuts and seeds into a big bowl and mix together
- Add the coconut oil/honey mixture to the oats/nuts/seeds and mix well until everything is lightly coated
- Place some greaseproof paper over 2 flat oven trays and spread the mixture over the 2 trays
- Put in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180°. Check it after 10 minutes and use a fork to move it all around before putting it back in the oven. The baking time may vary for different ovens, but basically it is ready when the granola turns a golden colour
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before putting into an airtight container. It’s good for a few weeks…if it lasts that long!