Healthy Homemade Granola

If like me you love a bit of granola in the morning, but you’re put off slightly by the extortionate price you have to pay for it in the shops as well as the hidden sugar lurking in this seemingly healthy food, then you are simply going to LOVE this recipe.

You can pretty much put in this whatever you like, so have a play around with your favourite nuts, dried fruits and spices to create your very own personal blend. There is no refined sugar in this particular recipe, the sweetness comes from the maple syrup and dried fruit, however if you really want to cut back on the natural sugar levels it tastes equally as delicious without the dried fruit.

The granola will keep in an airtight container for a good couple of weeks, but in all honesty I’d be very surprised if you manage to make it last that long, because it’s just too damn tasty!

What’s In It?

  • 300g Oats
  • 50g Almonds
  • 50g Chopped Dates
  • 50g Walnuts
  • 50g Hazelnuts
  • 30g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 30g Goji Berries
  • 30ml Coconut Oil
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt

How Do I Make It?

Chop all of the nuts in a food processor – they won’t need long as you want different sized pieces that will vary the texture of your granola. Pour into a bowl, along with the oats, dates and goji berries, then mix together. In a separate bowl whisk the egg white until it is frothy and then add this, the maple syrup, the coconut oil (make sure you’ve melted it first – 30 seconds in the microwave should do it) and the salt to the oat and nut mixture. Mix until well combined and everything looks as though it has a glossy sheen to it.

Tip the mixture onto a greased baking sheet, making sure to spread out to the edges and checking that the surface is even, so that some doesn’t cook sooner than the rest.

Bake on a low setting for about half an hour, or until the granola looks slightly ‘tanned’.

Allow to cool and then spoon into storage containers.

TOP TIP – This granola is tasty in its own right, but if you really want to take it up a notch try sprinkling on your favourite yogurt, smoothie bowl or even your overnight oats. Or how about as an alternative, healthier topping on an apple crumble?!

So versatile, so tasty and so healthy!

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