Lets not kid ourselves, we all do enjoy a good crunchy cereal for breakfast or even a snack! But supermarket brands claiming to be ‘healthy’, cram their products so full of sugar and preservatives that they do us more harm than good.
So since I do miss my morning crunch cravings, I have finally come up with a delicious and nutritious way to start your day, with my homemade granola recipe! It has a wonderful balance of low releasing carbohydrates and good fat sources to fuel your body, ready to tackle anything.
- 240g mornflake oats
- 70g almonds*
- 20g almond flour
- 30g Sukrin gold
- 50g pumpkin seeds
- 40g sunflower seeds
- 20g goji berries
- 70g raisins
- 60g honey or maple syrup
- 40g coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Begin by setting your oven to Gas Mark 3, 160 degrees
- Blitz almonds for around 5 seconds just so that they are roughly chopped up
- Add oats, chopped almonds, flour, sukrin gold and seeds to a large bowl then mix together.
- Now melt coconut oil for around 1 minute on a low heat pan or microwave for 50 secs.
- Pour honey and coconut oil over dry ingredients in the bowl, folding them into the mixture.
- Next add cinnamon and mix again.
- Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper (I cut diagonally from the corners to centre to cover the whole tray) and pour in the mixture, spreading across evenly.
- Bake for around 15-20 minutes, shaking the granola up or stirring gently, around every 5-8 minutes so all of it is baked.
- Once the granola is baked until golden, remove from oven, and leave to cool for about 5-10 minutes.
- Finally add in raisins and goji berries stirring them in.
Storing your granola
Store in mason jars, or recycle old (and cleaned!) sauce jars, making sure the lid is sealed tightly.
This granola will keep for up to 4 weeks, but I doubt it will last that long! Accompany with some Greek Yoghurt for added protein, natural yoghurt or your favourite milk.
*If you do not like almonds then feel free to swap them for another nut, hazelnuts or pecans would work nicely with this recipe! Or if you have an allergy to nuts then replace with a mixture of more dried fruit and seeds.
If you give this recipe a go, please let me know as I would love to hear of others enjoying this incredibly delicious granola! Use #ButterflyBakes and tag me in any social media posts.