Do you love granola for breakfast too? With a little splash of milk (dairy or plant based) or on some fresh yogurt? I absolutely do, and I just love the convenience about eating it as well, as it’s really fast and hassle-free, especially as I am always in a rush to get to work in the morning 😉
I used to buy my granola at the supermarket, but quite early in my Superfood journey, I learned that it was so easy (and healthier!) to make your own and I was really hooked about the idea, since then I made a couple of batches with the classic recipe using oats as a base, in fact it was one of the first recipes I ever posted on my blog. However, a few weeks ago, I came across a different granola recipe in the “Women’s Health” magazine that I read randomly. It was actually a series about the goodness of maple syrup – by the way, a healthy alternative to refined, white sugar!
Anyways, it was the first granola recipe that I saw that didn’t use neither oats (makes it gluten-free) nor coconut oil (makes it low-fat) in the recipe. Instead, the base for the recipe was cooked millet. Millet is a highly nutritious, but at the same time easy to digest grain, it is considered to be one of them most digestible and least allergenic grains available. A cup of millet also provides 19.1% of the daily recommended value of magnesium among other important nutrients. Below how uncooked millet looks like – it really expands to about 3x its size when cooked, so make sure not too cook too much 😉
- 2 cups cooked millet (this is equal to about 2/3 cups of uncooked grains – follow instructions on packaging to cook the millet)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup (or a bit more if you would like it sweeter)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 tbsp ground flax seeds
- A pinch of salt
- Mix the cooked millet, the maple syrup, the chia seeds, the ground flax seeds and the salt in a bowl
- Carefully spread out the mix on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper, max. 1/2 inch thick
- Bake in the oven at 375° F (= 190° C) for about 30 minutes or longer, until everything is golden and crispy (make sure it gets crispy, as it tastes much better this way)
- Breakfast idea: Scoop some yogurt (dairy or plant based) into a bowl, top with granola and some fresh berries – super-duper powerful start into a new day!
I wish you a lovely weekend! And let’s go to the Fiesta Friday Party now that Angie is hosting over at the Novice Gardener! Can’t wait to see what we are up to this week! hugs