Granola is one of my all time favourite breakfasts! I think this is mainly due to the texture and taste, it's not just one single flavour you know? It encompasses many layers from the crunchiness of the nuts, coinciding with the sweetness of the fruit and the silky smoothness of the oats. A taste you can not get bored of!
Despite this, I have struggled to strike the right balance when purchasing granola, it’s either far too sweet or not sweet enough!
So I decided to experiment by making my own. I also added liquid energy because everything is better with matcha right 🤪? The granola turned out pretty great so I thought it was only right to share the recipe with you!
- 300g rolled oats
- 2 tsp liquid energy
- 100g flaked almonds
- 50g mix of sunflower, chia and linseeds
- 50g sultanas
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 125ml maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Butter/oil (to grease trays)
- Fruit- I like to top with a handful of both blueberries and raspberries.
- Chocolate- fancy adding a bit of sweetness to your granola? Why not drizzle some chocolate on top?
- Any yoghurt
- Any milk
- Preheat oven to 150°C/Fan 130°C/Gas mark 2. Line and grease two baking trays with parchment paper and butter/oil.
- In a large bowl stir oats, liquid energy, flaked almonds and sunflower seeds together.
- Add the remaining ingredients (expect from sultanas and desiccated coconut) into the bowl and stir to form a mixture. Make sure all the dry ingredients ie the oats, liquid energy and flaked almonds are covered with the additional wet ingredients.
- Now spoon half of the mixture in to one tray and repeat with the second tray. Spread the mixture evenly for a better bake.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Now add the sultanas and coconut. Not forgetting to rotate the trays around too! The total bake time should be around 25-35 minutes.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once cool, scoop the granola into a bowl and serve however you’d like. I chose to accompany with soya milk and blueberries.
Psst. You do realise this delicious dish doesn't just have to be kept for breakfast right? Have it alongside some ice cream for a summery snack.