Wow 2 recipes in just a few days…I am turning into the right homemaker!
I do love baking but I have done it too often in the past and, as well as being a “feeder”, I am also an “eater” which doesn’t bode well for the waistline!
No reason to feel bad for eating a couple bowls of this stuff though! It’s a slight adaptation from my Mummy’s homemade granola (I’ll get her to do a guest post soon with her favourite bakes – she is awesome!), for example, she uses apple juice instead of coconut oil, but I’ll go with mine for now!
Preheat the oven on the highest it goes (this will make the granola nice and crispy! Just make sure you don’t let it burn!)
Take a half cup peanut butter
And mix it with a cup of coconut oil
Mix up 2 cups oats
Add a large sprinkle of ground flax seed
Add a cup of hemp seed
And a cup of flaked almonds
And another sprinkle of protein powder (I used flavourless but vanilla would be nice a sweet!) – it can also be omitted!
Other seeds can be an optional additional too – such as chia!
Make sure everything is covered in the coconut oil/peanut butter mixture and spread it around a baking tray. I used a lasagne dish! Then bake for 5 mins. After that, take the dish out and add any berries of your choice. I used dried blueberries, dried cranberries, gogi berries and raisins (all from Costco!). I have also poured a small amount (maybe a tablespoon) of maple syrup over the tray with the berries. Mix this all up again and put it back in the over for a further 5 minutes.
When you take it out, leave it to cool for approximately 7.3 seconds then grab a spoon and eat away!
You can then vary the granolas by putting some in a jar containing chocolate chips, or add more raisins, but I find adding some rice krispies also adds a nice crunch when the mixture has cooled!
And serve with greek yoghurt, ice cream, fresh berries etc etc….DELICIOUS! and NUTRITIOUS!
Questions for you:
Favourite additions to granola?
What was your workout today?