My Go-To Granola
Granola can be a tricky things. While it often seems like a healthy choice, if you check the nutrition fact table, it can be more sweeteners than satisfying ingredients. That's why I love making my own homemade granola. Not only is it super simple, but it's a great "clean out the cupboard" recipe that can be customized based on what you have on hand. My Go-To Granola recipe is a guide for creating the tastiest breakfast around.
If you're choosing a granola at the store, you might notice that the portion sizes are way less than what you might want to eat. Each serving is usually 1/4 cup - seriously?! And often packs in 10g+++ sugar - no thank you! With this recipe, you can omit dried fruit or cut back on sweetener for an even more savory treat.
I also use olive oil in this recipe. I love the way that olive oil tastes in granola. It gives it a different kick of flavor. If you're out of oil, feel free to use any liquid oil you like (within reason!!).
Granola is one of my favorite morning treats - this granola makes the perfect gift or travel snack. Use whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruits you have on hand! I love that you can totally customize this recipe depending on what you have, like, or dislike. Raisin haters can rejoice with a granola that finally checks all the boxes.
Looking for more breakfast recipes? Check out my Spelt Protein Pancakes!
My Go-To Granola
Author: Micah Siva
Makes: 10-12 servings
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
2 cups rolled oats, 200g
¼ cup coconut, 15g
¼ cup chia seeds, 40g
¼ cup linseed/flax, 40g
1 cup mixed nuts, 150g
2 tsp sesame seeds
¼ cup liquid sweetener, 60ml
¼ cup olive oil, 60ml
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
½ cup dried fruit, 40g
Preheat oven to 150C/300Line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, mixed nuts, and sesame seeds.
In a medium bowl, whisk together sweetener, olive oil, cinnamon and salt.
Add wet to dry mixture.
Transfer to baking tray in an even layer.
Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with dried fruit. Let cool on baking tray.
Transfer to an airtight container and store for up to 10 days.
Play around with flavour combinations! Try different fruits, nuts and add in ginger, cocoa or vanilla!