I love Granola.
Okay, I understand I can’t leave it there and I won’t just leave you with five word’s when I can share how to make this nutty, crunchy and protein packed granola.
Once I found out how simple it was to make granola I became addicted, I used to make/buy tonnes of granola and muesli, then I would eat it all within day’s with nut butter. I can’t say that hiding in the corner of the kitchen dipping one spoon in the peanut butter and then in a bowl of granola was my most attractive habit.
Sometimes I’d turn off the light so I was less visible. But he heard the rustling…
In January I made the tough choice to give up dried fruit, it has been hard because someday’s I so miss the sweetness of plump sultana’s, sweet dried pineapple/apple pieces and I used to laden my granola with dried fruit. I have no problem with dried fruit in recipes, it’s just I had no self control and my sultana addiction would lead me to having to find a sugar frenzy, which mean’s I have to show some resistance.
Which lead’s me to how I ended up filling a bowl with nut’s, quiona, rice crispy’s, stirring in argave, nut butter and coconut oil and baking into a crunchy breakfast (or snack). Due to the high fat/protein content I find this more satisfying in smaller amounts, it also balances out perfectly with some coyo and fresh fruit.
“Nutty Quiona Granola”
30g Melted Coconut oil
20g Nut Butter (I used almond butter)
30g Argave (or honey/maple syrup)
A sprinkle of cinnamon
75g Mixed seeds and nuts (I used pecans, linseeds, pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds)
75g Raw Quiona (rinsed first)
75g Rice Crispy’s
Pre: heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a large baking tray with grease proof paper.
In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients, then slowly mix in the coconut oil, argave and finish with the nut butter, ensuring everything is fully covered.
Pour the mix onto the baking tray and spread across to everything get’s baked then oven bake for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool.
This should keep in a well sealed box/jar for up to a month (if you can make it last that long)
*Feel free to sub the rice crispy’s for oats
*If you are going to add dried fruit, wait until the granola is baked and cooled as it often burn’s in the oven (or at least I burn it).
*Vegetable oil would work fine if you are out of coconut oil
Is granola something you make or buy? If you have a recipe on your blog please share it with me as I love trying new granola recipes.