Yay to homemade granola!
It’s easy, cheap, oh so yummy and you can adjust it perfectly to your taste! No more hours wasted in the grocery store because you just can’t decide whether you’d like fruit OR berries OR chocolate OR nuts. Now you can have all!
It’s also so easy and simple you can prepare enough to have granola for breakfast every single day of the week. If you have a big oven and big baking sheets, which unfortunately I lack both. Ohhh, I’m so looking forward to having a real room for a kitchen, a big real oven and space for a Kitchen Aid. And to having enough money to buy a Kitchen Aid. Or how about finally winning one in one of the thousands of give aways I enter every day. Phew…
Anyway, I will now show you how to prepare the granola base, and then you can let your imagination (and appetite) run totally free and do wild and exotic combinations like chocolate-nut-granola. Or fruit-chocolate-granola. Or fruit-nut-granola. Man, I always wonder how I get these fantastic, innovative ideas.
You simply start with oats, coconut flakes, salt and seeds (I use pumpkin, sunflower and pine) and add oil and honey.
Then put it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake it for 45 minutes at 140°C (280°F) until it has a nice golden brown color and your kitchen (or in my case the whole apartment) smells super duper delicious. Take the baking sheet out of the oven every ten minutes or so and mix and flip the granola, so that it gets crunchy from every side.
Cut up some strawberries and enjoy your granola fresh from the oven on yogurt, or put in whatever ingredients you like. Dried fruit and berries or chocolate chips, for example. Or roasted nuts (you can also bake them with your granola), or mix some cocoa powder into the „dough“ before baking!
100g mixed seeds
60g coconut flakes
salt to taste
1-2 Tbsp relatively neutral oil
110g honey (runny)
1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder if desired
200g dried fruit / berries, nuts or chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 140°C (280°F).
Mix oats, seeds, coconut, salt, oil and honey (mix in cocoa powder for chocolate granola) and spread on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, mix and flip granola every 10 minutes to bake evenly.
Let cool completely and mix in about 200g of nuts or fruit/berries, or some chocolate chips.
Enjoy along with fresh fruit, milk or yogurt.