Having granola at home can be really handy especially when you don’t have enough time to make yourself a healthy breakfast. Granola has been my favourite quick and easy breakfast, snack time and emergency food when I haven’t done my groceries shopping. Granola can be quite expensive and if you’re vegan, you might need to visit several stores before you found a vegan granola.
Making your own granola can save your time (to prepare food) and money. Basic granola requires just a handful of ingredients. You can mix with any dried fruits and nuts. Once done, store in an airtight container and it will keep for up to a month.
- 1/2 cup granola oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- handful of chopped nuts – almond, cashew, walnut etc
- handful of dried fruits – raisins, cranberries, dates etc
- Preheat oven to 150°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt.
- Add in the oats in the bowl. Stir to coat well.
- Spread the oats out onto the prepared baking tray. Spread into an even layer and use a spatula to press lightly into the pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Take it out and add in chopped nuts. Stir through. Press lightly using a spatula.
- Bake for another 10-20 minutes until the granola and nuts turned golden-brown.
- Remove the tray from oven. Add in dried fruits and press the granola slightly hard before it cools to help it stick together and therefore to form clumps of granola.
- Let it cool down completely before storing in an airtight container. It can be store up to a month.
- Enjoy it with milk (like cereal) or sprinkle on yogurt as topping.