Last weekend I had to do some baking. Winter has hit Sydney in full force and as our houses are not insulated and we don’t have proper heating, that means you have to keep yourself busy to stay warm.
Cooking and baking it was then. I had run out of granola, so I decided I’ll just make it myself. I always have plenty of different types of nuts and seeds at home as well as oats, so why not finally try and make a delicious granola myself?
It ends up being significantly cheaper than buying organic granola in bulk and you can play with the ingredients and make it all to your own liking. 🙂
I added all of the following to a large bowl:
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of almonds
- 1/2 cup of pepitas
- 1/2 cup of chia seeds
- 2 cm piece of finely grated ginger
- coconut shavings (I only had about 1/3 of a cup left, but more would have made it even more delicious)
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)
- a few tablespoons of raw local honey depending on how sweet you want it to be
Mix well and then spread on baking paper on a prepared baking tray and roast for about an hour at 200 degrees Celsius (fan forced). Check your granola regularly to ensure it does not burn. I’d recommend to add in the coconut shavings later on (maybe half way through the baking) as mine started to burn a bit before the granola was all done.
There are so many options on what you could add to your home-made granola. It is all up to you and your fantasy. 🙂 Other kinds of nuts work well, too. Add some dried (or fresh) fruit to sweeten it up a little. Play around with some different spices, add cocoa. The options are endless.
Let it cool a little before filling into an airtight jar or enjoy when it is still a little warm with your yogurt or milk of choice (this muesli is vegan friendly).
How do you like your granola?