Granola, My Way

Granola is super easily available, but very often, it is loaded with sugars.

I like making mine at home, as it is super super simple, and not time consuming. Also, it is super easy to create your own versions — so, literally, the sky is the limit.

Im am giving you a basic recipe, one that you can use to create your own special version. Look at this recipe by Gordon Ramsay for inspiration or here, by Pick Up Limes.

Recipe:

  • 2–3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice — optional
  • 2 tbsp oil — coconut/ olive/ avocado — tasteless oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Seasoning — cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla — whatever you like
  • 1/2 cup seeds of choice — Sunflower, pumpkin. (optional)
  • 2/3 cups nut of choice — walnut, pistachio, pecan, almond bits
  • 2/3 cups dried fruits of choice, dehydrated fruits or chocolate bits

Instructions

  1. Heat up the oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except the dried fruits, chocolate chips.
  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and pour the oats mixture on the tray.
  4. Bake for 20 mins. At 10 mins, remove the tray and toss the oats a little.
  5. Once the oats are a golden color, remove from the oven. Toss it well while it is still hot.
  6. Once it is mostly cooled down, Add the dried fruits or chocolate chip (only when it is completely cool). Tada.. you are done
  7. Store in an airtight container.
  8. It makes a great gift too.

I like to have granola with plain yogurt, but, to amp up the flavors. or to give it a super brunchy feel, add some fruit compote to the yogurt and a few drops of maple syrup/ honey, and more fresh fruits. Chia is always a great addition.

Brunch

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