Most shop bought granolas are full of sugar, which is pretty disappointing since oats are such a great way to start the day. Luckily you can just make it yourself and once you realise how nice homemade granola is, you won’t go back! This recipe has the added bonus of making your house smell amazing — nothing beats the smell of cinnamon baking in the oven. Watch out, this sweet and warming spice is going to feature heavily in our recipes in the lead up to Christmas! 😉
Oats are such an amazing source of fibre and with most people not getting enough this is the perfect way to start your day! On top of keeping you full for hours and stopping your blood sugar from spiking too quickly, it promotes healthy bowel movements. Plus oats contain a type of fibre called beta glucan which can lower your cholesterol. Adding in lots of nuts and seeds doesn’t just make this taste great but adds lots of anti-inflammatory unsaturated fats and antioxidants. If you don’t have all the ones we included below, just use whatever little bits you have hanging around your pantry.
270g oats (3 cups)
2 TBSP seed mix (ours was a mix of pumpkin, linseed, and sunflower)
2 TBSP flaked almonds
1 TBSP poppy seeds
1 TBSP chia seeds
4 TBSP coconut oil
4 TBSP maple syrup
1/2 cup almond butter
/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1-2 tsp cinnamon (depending on how strong you like it)
Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a large ceramic baking dish with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, all the different seeds, and flaked almonds.
Add the coconut oil, maple, almond butter, vanilla, and cinnamon to a saucepan on a low heat. Stir until everything has melted.
Add the oats to the saucepan and evenly cover with the melted mixture .
Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
Bake in the oven until golden brown, roughly 25-30 minutes. Mix it about every 8 minutes so it bakes evenly.