oatty nutty goodness
This was my very first time making granola and I absolutely loved the way it came out. I’m so excited about this recipe that I can’t wait to make more and experiment with different fixings and flavors. This is such a great DIY recipe; mixing up the ingredients is the easy and fun part but it will need some of your love and attention while it’s in the oven (further explained below). Use this as a basic recipe but feel free to add and/or replace the different fixings. I purposely noted the fixings separately so that you can add or remove ingredients as you see fit; any kind of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and/or candy and chocolate pieces are all fair game (just make sure to add fruit and candy pieces at the very end) … the possibility are endless!
3 cups rolled oats
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1½ tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup honey
½ cup sugar-free maple syrup
¼ cup Ideal brown sugar blend (optional)
chopped nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts
1. Mix all ingredients and fixings (minus currants or any other dried fruit of choice) in a bowl until all ingredients are well incorporated. They should be moist and sticky.
2. in a baking pan spread it out evenly and place in the oven at 300. Set a timer for 10 minutes and stir the granola, set timer again for another 10 minutes to then stir it again. You’ll do this for about 40-50 minutes. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn. Leave it in for longer if you think it needs more time. The granola and nuts should be nice and toasted. Once done, remove from baking pan and allow it to cool completely. Add currants and eat it by itself, with milk, or add it to your yogurt.
I love making protein pudding, I have it practically every day for dinner. This time I had it for breakfast using About Time (the pb chocolate flavor), added blueberries, granola, and a little bit of honey… omg so good! What’s your favorite way of eating granola?