These days scream for some good food. Yes, foodies, the fall weather has made its statement: no more sunshine, no warm days and no skirts and sandals anymore. These days it’s all about staying at home in your cosy bed for as long as possible. Of course, to these days belong festive breakfasts. In the weekends one should always make time to enjoy your homemade breakfasts in your warm home. What better than this homemade granola?
This granola was a hit from the very first time I made it. The taste is so rich and sweet. It is simply divine. And the best thing about it; it is still super healthy and rich in nutritious substances. For me it often is hard to stay super healthy when this kind of weather comes around the corner. The only things I am craving are chocolate and cookies. Not very healthy. So, this granola is a very healthy option for the chocolate and cookies I would otherwise grab.
- 4 cups (rolled) oats
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup nuts (pecan nuts, walnuts or any mixed nuts)
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 pinch of salt
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup honey (or maple syrup, or any other sweetener)
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract (it is optional, but I really recommend it)7
- Preheat your oven to 170 °C or 350 ºF
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix all the wet ingredients. I use a spatula to mix it all together very well and to scrape the remaining parts from the sides of the bowl.
- Combine the wet and the dry ingredients.
- Divide and spread the unbaked granola on two trays.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. If you see that your oven isn’t baking the granola evenly golden brown, then you should turn it over about halfway through.
- Once baked, wait until the granola is cooled. I have burned my tongue several times, because I had to taste it straight from the oven, but it was no pleasure experience, haha.
This is the basic recipe. There are always ingredients you can add. You can, for example, add dried raisins or dried cranberries to the cooled granola.
I often eat this granola with yoghurt and I add some fruit. It can be any food you have at home. Raspberries, blueberries, banana, kiwi, they are all very good with this granola.