Hello again – I’m in recipe mode this week so if you fancy a yummy breakfast, don’t look any further! My lovely other half is a creature of habit: most of the time he has porridge for breakfast, but every now and then he is becoming adventurous and requests a homemade granola.
Your wish is my command, I am sure you won’t be disappointed!
Here is a basic recipe – I encourage you to change it: try different nuts or seeds, use peanut butter instead of almond – the possibilities are endless! I would avoid any dried fruit, they may burn.
You will need:
3 ripe bananas
200 g oats
150g chopped nuts (almons, brazil, walnuts, hazelnuts, any you like)
150 gr mixed seeds (flax, chia, sesame, sunflower whatever you can find in your pantry)
80g pumpkin seeds
3tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp millet (optional but very nice!)
4 tbsp rice malt syrup or maple syrup
2 tbsp of olive or coconut oil
3 tbsp unsweetened nut butter (I use crunchy peanut)
1 tbsp Tahini (optional)
a bit of cinnamon
Start by preheating the oven to 190C. Then pour all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Next warm the oil with the nut butter and the syrup in a clean frying pan on a low heat. Mash the bananas, add them to the pan and mix everything until smooth. Pour the liquids over the dry ingredients and stir well so that everything is sticky. If it’s too dry, add some more oil, if too wet add more oats.
Now everything goes onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, spread it evenly but keep the nice clusters.
Bake for about 25-35 min – After 20 min use a wooden spoon to loosen the clusters and make sure they are evenly baked. Bake for another 15 min, then turn the oven off and leave the tray inside. The granola must cool down completely before filling it into an airtight container, otherwise it will get soft again. Enjoy!