Healthy, Crunchy Granola

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 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.

It tastes sweet as it is flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon; but doesn’t taste like coconut even with the addition of coconut oil.


Ingredients:

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  


Optional add-ins: 

Coconut chips

Any kind of seeds 

Any kind of dried fruit 

Any kind of nuts 


Method:

  1. Mix oats, coconut sugar and cinnamon together. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted oil, sweetener and vanilla. 
  3. Pour over dry mixture and keep stirring to coat thoroughly.
  4. Spread on a lined or non-stick baking tin and bake at 155 °C (fan oven) for up to 30 minutes. 
  5. Stir frequently (every 5 minutes) to ensure even baking. Once it is done it looks golden brown.
  6. 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. 

* I prefer to use coconut sugar to brown sugar, as it has a deep rich flavour.

** You can use other liquid sweeteners such as honey but I use agave syrup; as although it is a very processed sugar, it tastes sweeter than other sugars so I use less.


This recipe is courtesy of superhealthykids and is slightly adapted