I love making my own healthy homemade granola. You can add whatever you want and there is much less sugar than the kind you would buy at the supermarket. I use a super simple recipe that is easy to make. My son, Eli helps me make it.
2 TBsp Honey
2 TBsp Peanut Butter
3 c Rolled Oats
1 c Nuts and seeds
1/2 c Dried Fruit
First mix the peanut butter and honey together until it makes a smooth paste then add the rolled oats.
I just used normal oats but you can use gluten free or whole wheat if you prefer. I just used what I had on hand so I didn’t have to go to the shop to buy anything. Try and get all the oats fully coated in the peanut butter mix.
I then chopped the nuts. This time I used walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews and sliced almonds but you can use whatever you have on hand. Macadamia and pecan nuts would be great too. For seeds I used pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and chia seeds.
To be honest I don’t measure how much I put in, I just play it by ear and use what I’ve got and how much I want to save for next time.
Then I baked them on an oven tray at 150 degrees celsius (300F) making sure I turn them often. I have a really small gas oven so I have probably overloaded it a bit too much so in future I will try making it with 2 cups of oats instead of 3.
Once they are all nice and evenly toasted, I take them out of the oven and let them cool down. Once they are cool I will add my dried fruit. This time I added cranberries, apriots, dates, raisins and a bit of shredded coconut as well. Then store it all in an airtight container. I assume it will last a while but it never does in my house – it’s gone within days and I have to make a new batch!
So there you have it! My easy peasy homemade granola. It’s great for breakfast with fresh fruit and yoghurt or on it’s on as a healthy snack.
Do you make your own muesli or granola? Let me know in the comments if you have tried this.