Granola is actually super easy to make. And, when you make it at home, you can make it with far less sugar than the processed granola you’d buy. Add to yogurt for a healthy breakfast.
I have this recipe on a hand-written card, given to me a few years ago by a friend, who got it from her dietician I believe. It is very adaptable. You can add any type of nuts or seeds you’d like, or any dried fruit you’d like. Adjust the maple syrup if you’d like it sweeter.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 1 cup nuts (I usually use walnuts, but almonds, pecans or hazelnuts all work)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup dried fruit (I usually use chopped dates, but raisins are great too)
1. Preheat oven to 300.
2. Mix together oats, spices, salt, seeds and nuts.
3. Add oil and syrup and stir to combine.
4. Spread oat mixture onto cookie sheet.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
7. Add dried fruit.
Granola will keep for 2 or 3 weeks, if stored in an air-tight container in the cupboard.