I love breakfast. I love crunchy things. I especially love granola. But not the shop-bought stuff that's laden with sugar. It's realllllly easy to make your own granola and it tastes a million times better (approximately....) than what you can find in the supermarket. This one went down really well at my recent workshop 'How to eat for amazing energy and brilliant brain power'. It's seriously crunchy and a teensy bit punchy from the ground ginger. Have a go and let me know what you think in the comments box below.
- 1 cup of jumbo oats (or gluten-free oats)
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats (buy 'em at a good health food shop.... they look like little triangular seeds and add brilliant crunchy texture)
- 1/2 cup flaked almonds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds (or ground almonds work well too)
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp rice syrup (from a good health food shop)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil and rice syrup together in a pan (or microwave), pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and give it a good stir.
- Tip everything out onto a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes then turn the mixture over and bake for another 15 minutes until the granola is golden and toasted.
- Allow to cool then store in an airtight jar. Will keep for a few weeks.
- It's delicious with almond milk and a few berries. ENJOY!