Granola is one of those things I’ve wanted to make for the longest of times but have always assumed would be too finicky and hard, boy oh boy was I WRONG. I finally got around to making some and it was honestly one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. I decided not to make the recipe into bars as I think I’ll have a little bit of this with some milk for those mornings when I’m craving more of a sweet breakfast. This recipe would be super easy to make vegan too, just swap out the honey for some agave nectar or maple syrup!
- one cup rolled oats
- one cup roughly chopped almonds
- one cup raisins
- one cup of a seed and nut mix
- one cup of honey (or vegan alternative)
- one cup of coconut oil, melted
- one tablespoon cinnamon
- one teaspoon nutmeg.
- Before we get started, preheat your oven to 180c
- Roughly chop the almonds so they’re still quite chunky, but not whole.
- This can also be done in a blender quickly if you have one, but as I did not – a big knife did the job just fine!
- Pop your almonds, rolled oats, raisins, seed and nut mix (I went with sunflower and pumpkin seeds for this batch), cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl and mix until all the ingredients are combined. At this point you can add any other nuts, dried fruit or seeds that you think will go well, that’s how simple this dish is.
- Add in the coconut oil and honey and stir until the wet and dry ingredients combine into a wonderfully gooey mixture.
- Transfer the mixture into a baking tray and spread it out evenly, then pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Once cooked, remove from oven and let cool for a little while before putting into a jar – or just go straight ahead and serve with just about anything sweet.
And it’s as easy as that! I was really happy with how my first batch of granola turned out, I think next time I’ll probably use a little less coconut oil as I had to drain quite a bit of liquid from the tray before I stored it all. I think I’ll definitely make this granola again and can see this batch being consumed super quickly. Do you like the look of this recipe? Let me know if you give it a go!
Much Love, Ebony xo
** all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself **