Hello hello! How is the start of the week treating you? One thing that’s made mornings a little easier of late is this delicious healthy homemade granola recipe.
I don’t know about you but staying on track with my health priorities has been VERY on/off since we went into lockdown. The gym routine which Oli and I were so glad to be back into came to a swift halt. G&Ts at 4pm seemed like a necessity. And comfort food has felt . . . comforting!
Though I’m not beating myself up about navigating this new reality with a few indulgences, I DO know that I feel better when I take care of myself.
This week I decided to draw a line in the sand, and get back on track with a few health focuses.
Eating well, exercising, sleeping . . . it all adds up to a better emotional balance, as well as just feeling good in your skin.
Whilst lots of people have taken up baking (and I even made my first banana bread! Delicious but WAY too tempting to have in the kitchen ????) I decided to try my hand at something a little different.
A healthy homemade granola recipe no less!
My recipe is a version of this maple granola which I orignally found on Sarah’s blog a few years back.
Healthy Homemade Granola
This recipe makes roughly enough granola to last 2 weeks for one person. Depending on how much you eat! Ha! No judgement if it goes quicker . . . !
For the granola base
400 grams of oats. I use gulten free oats, but you can use any you like!
6 tablespoons of honey. You can use maple syrup as an alternative, but use a little less if you do, maybe like 4 tablespoons since I find that it gives a sweeter taste.
4 tablespoons of coconut oil.
2 tablespoons of cinammon.
For the granola mix
75 grams banana chips (I got these from my local greengrocer)
100 grams dessicated coconut
50 grams blanched almonds
You can use whatever fruit and nut mix you like to bulk out your granola. The mix of banana, coconut and almonds works for me (soooo good!), but you do you ????????
Preheat your oven to 180c
Heat up your coconut oil and honey in a pan.
Add the oats and cinammon to the coconut oil and honey. Make sure all of the oats are coated in the oil/honey mix.
Line a baking tray (or trays depending on size) with baking paper. Spread out your oats evenly.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes checking them regularly.
Once the granola is a light golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it cool. It gets crunchy as it does.
I like to have my granola two ways:
- with almond milk and fresh berries
- with plain greek yoghurt, a drizzle of honey, cinammon and fresh berries (always fresh berries ha!)
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?
This is truly SUCH an easy recipe to whip together, and it’s made me look forward to breakfast EVERY morning!
It’s delicious and lasts ages too! Will you be giving it a go?
Enjoy if so!
Love, Monica x