Nothing beats the sweet homely aroma of Crunchy Granola drifting through the home, as it cooks in the oven. This simple yet delicious crunchy bowl of yum, can be added to your yoghurt of choice, eaten as is, or part of your warm oatmeal breakfast bowl.… The only warning I have about this recipe is don’t “digest” it all in one sitting (yes it’s that good!).
One thing that I love about homemade Granola is that you can pretty much use anything that’s sitting in the pantry, unless you are following a recipe that is even then I encourage you to be playful , actually that’s how this recipe was birthed.
Enough chit chat let’s get down to cooking …
2 x cups of chopped nuts of choice
1x cup of desiccated coconut
½ cup of pumpkin seeds
½ cup of chia seeds
1 x cup of oats (the real deal ones, not instant)
½ cups of dried cranberries (this was in my pantry at that time)
1 x cup of cornflakes
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 cup of melted coconut oil
¾ of cup of natural peanut butter
½ cup of tahini
½ cup of agave or rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
(actually this is the same filling I use for Raw snickers Slice…sooo good)
So it’s as easy as ABC, a little MJ inspired!
Pop the oven onto pre-heat mode, say 160 – 180 degrees, next grab yourself a baking tray covered in baking paper (essential). Add all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl give it a swirl around. Then another bowl is needed as you combine all the moist ingredients together, yes you can do a quick taste test! Then combine the two bowls together give it a bit of mixing love, then place evenly on the baking tray, place in the oven for about 20 minutes, spooning the mixture around at halfway so it can cook evenly.
After its done its time in the oven, place it on the kitchen bench at least an hour, so it can cool and get its crunch, when ready place it in a sealed glass jar or container.
I am pretty sure this could last a long time sealed in the pantry, if you can discipline yourself , or could be made into Granola bars for breakfast on the go or a kiddies snack. “Eet Smakelijk” my friends (Dutch for “Eat tastefully”)
Your wholesome food lover and bendable friend
* vegan friendly * family friendly
Amanda is a gorgeous mother of four beautiful children, Radiant Light Yoga teacher, Co Founder of Yogic Threads and owner of Dancing Tree Yoga and Wellness. She is passionate about giving back to the community, spreading joy and making yoga more accessible to families and children.
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