One thing that I’ve always hated most about shop bought granola’s is that they claim to have nuts in, let leave you on a hopeless search through the pack to find them and when you check the ingredient label they actually only make up for 2% of the content – so you can be sure that I’ve packed as many as possible in to this recipe. And it’s probably my simplest granola recipe yet too – it can be prepared in under 5 minutes using ingredients which you most likely already have in the cupboards, yet there’s no compromising on flavour. Rolled oats and protein packed mixed nuts are baked in a blend of coconut oil, cinnamon and maple syrup for an indulgent, yet low sugar (there’s only 1.5 tbsp maple syrup in the whole recipe!) breakfast option. It’s perfect served with chilled almond milk and fresh fruit or for topping your nice cream bowl.
- 1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/3 cup toasted chopped mixed nuts*
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2.5 tbsp coconut oil
- 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
- Pre heat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- In a small pan, melt the coconut oil over a low heat.
- Add the oats and nuts to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
- Once the oil has melted, add the maple syrup and cinnamon to the pan and stir over a low heat until fully combined.
- Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and mix well, ensuring that everything is coated.
- Add the granola to the baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to ensure that it bakes evenly and doesn’t burn.
- Remove from the oven when golden brown and fragrant and leave to cool fully before transferring to an airtight container, it will keep well here for up to a month.
- Serve as desired! It’s delicious alone with chilled almond milk, sprinkled on nut butter toast, blitzed in a smoothie or my favourite – generously scattered over nice cream with lashings of nut butter and frozen raspberries.
*I used pre toasted and pre chopped mixed nuts which I found in the supermarket and are a mix of peanuts, almonds and walnuts but regular chopped mixed nuts would be fine too! Or simply sub in your nut of choice – peanuts, walnuts and pistachios would all work great.
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