Nowadays, there’s a lot of different brands for cereal and granola in our grocery stores but no one wants to stand and read the label for every one of them, to come to realize that most of them contain more sugar per serving size than a candy bar. I usually read all the labels on things I buy, and when I tried to find my match of cereal, I found out that most of them are packed with sugar. I don’t want to start my day by eating a bowl of empty calories so I decided to try making my own granola. I’ve always enjoyed eating greek yoghurt with berries and top it off with some crunchy granola, but I have never made my own before. You can eat this granola as a snack, just like it is, or with some milk or yoghurt and fruit.
I looked up the basics for making homemade granola but gave it my own touch. Here’s the way I made mine, but you can easily put whatever you feel like in it.
- 2 cups of oats
- two handfuls of hazelnuts
- two handfuls of seed mix
- one handful of raisins
- one handful of roasted coconut chips
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of cinnamon
Start by spreading the oats on a baking plate with baking paper underneath. Put the oven on 300°F, then put your plate of oats in the oven for 8 min. Chop up your nuts and sprinkle on top of the oats, the seed mix and coconut chips as well. Put the honey in a cup and microwave for 10 sec, then pour in the vanilla extract and cinnamon, then blend and pour it over the oats and nuts. Make sure to cover all of the oats and nuts, and then put it in the oven again until the oats turn golden, about 10-15 min (keep an eye on them so they won’t get burned). Take out the plate and let it cool, then add your raisins or other types of dried fruit. Then you’re ready to indulge in your healthy homemade granola.