Home-made Granola!!

YES!!!! Many exclamation marks…I know! But last night, I think I discovered something that changed my life ! πŸ˜‰ In fact, I had no idea that it was possible to make your own granola, but while browsing for some recipe inspiration for some Superfoods that I had selected to cook with, I stumbled upon a couple of recipes for home-made granola. And this made me super excited! Because I just love my granola very specifically, ideally with coconut, with exotic fruits and no nuts please. So well, this idea opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me! How amazing is that – customized granola??

So I went about and compared a couple of recipes I could find on the internet, and basically, most of them have following in common: A oats-seeds-nut base, a mix of a sticky sweetener with a vegetable oil and then all this gets baked. Dried fruits are added at the last few minutes of the backing process. Equipped with this new knowledge, I created last night my very first home made granola mix which is PACKED with Superfoods:

  • Oats
  • Flax
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Buckwheat

IMG_4011Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups of a nut-seed mix – your choice (I personally chose following mix: 2 tbsp flax, 1 tbsp Chia, 3 tbsp Sunflower seeds, 3 tbsp (fine) Coconut flakes, 3 tbsp raw buckwheat groats)
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preparation:

  • Mix the oats and the nut-seed mix
  • Add the coconut oil and the agave syrup, salt and vanilla extract
  • Mix everything very well
  • Put on a baking pan and bake in the pre-heated oven at 350Β°F (= 180Β°C) for about 25-30 minutes, stir every 10 minutes, so nothing gets burned
  • For the last 10 minutes of the baking process, add the dried fruits and I also added some big coconut flakes that got nicely roasted – hmmm!

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  • This morning I enjoyed them with some fresh milk – what a great start into the day!! Thank you for this discovery! :-)
  • The rest I kept safely in an airtight container and I read you can keep it for about 2 weeks – many happy mornings ahead

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And oh, by the way, Happy Swiss National Holiday! Please note the special background below the bowl πŸ˜‰

Comments

    • superfoodista says

      Yes, isn’t it the best? I haven’t made in a while though, as I have been making a lot of smoothies in the morning, but I miss the crunch. I might make some this weekend, a new combination. I saw a recipe with pistachio, coconut flakes and goji berries – very nice! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜‰

  1. Brennen Power says

    I’ve really come to love the recipe that we have a work. It is very simply oats, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds and maple syrup. It was amazing to me that such a wonderful flavor could come without any of the other ingredients I had always added.

    • superfoodista says

      Hi Brennen, thanks for sharing! This combination sounds really delicious too! I need to try adding the almonds the next time I make a batch πŸ˜‰
      Hope all is well with you!! cheers, S

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