This is a great recipe for healthy granola, as most shop-bought granolas have a high amount of added sugar. Making homemade granola is also much cheaper than buying it.
It tastes sweet as its flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon (but doesn't taste like coconut). For this recipe I use:
- coconut sugar (as it has a deep rich flavour)
- coconut oil (widely available in most supermarkets) to add more flavour
- agave (though its a very processed sugar, it tastes sweeter than sugar) so you can use less.
It requires 6 ingredients and then you can add in other optional ingredients to suit.
This can be stored in an airtight container for a few weeks or also frozen for later use so I always make it in bulk.
Served with pomegranate seeds and green grapes
6 cup oats (I use the jumbo oats, rather than the quick cooking ones)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup agave sweetener
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Any kind of seeds
Any kind of dried fruit
Any kind of nuts
- Mix oats, coconut sugar and cinnamon together.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted oil, sweetener and vanilla.
- Pour over dry mixture and keep stirring to coat thoroughly.
- Spread on a lined or non-stock baking tin and bake at 155 °C (fan oven) for up to 30 minutes.
- Stir frequently (every 5 minutes) to ensure even baking. Once it is done it looks golden brown.
- Add the nuts and seeds for the last 5 minutes of cooking if you want them toasted or add all the optional add-ins after its finished baking.