Mmmmmm granola. Fabulous crunchy texture that adds interest to breakfast.
It is so versatile and you can really load it up with great stuff to boost your fats and protein – nutrients that are missing from most store bought cereals!
I do make a yummy crunchy granola (that you can find here) but I was after an even quicker and more simple granola that I could make in bulk and have on standby in the pantry for everyday breakfast (or dessert!).
I am conscious that it is really easy to eat sweet granola, so for another option, I am using cinnamon here instead of a sweetener (although there is an option to add more sweetness if you are so inclined!). Cinnamon is so light and fragrant that it works well to give the perception of sweetness without the sugar.
I make this one in a double batch, but the ingredients listed below are for just a smaller single batch.
See below the main recipe for ideas on making this granola Gluten free and Grain free
- 1 cup rolled oats**
- 1 cup mixed seeds (or nuts if you like) – I love a mixture of pumpkin, sunflower, flax and hemp seeds.
- 2 tsps good Olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- OPTIONAL: 2 tsps honey/maple syrup
Mix together dry ingredients.
Sprinkle with cinnamon then mix well to evenly coat.
Drizzle over oil and mix well to evenly coated. If you’re adding honey or maple syrup, drizzle it over here, together with the oil – it helps to spread further if it is warmed first.
Place under a hot grill and bake until golden. Shake the tray several times during
Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
**To make this one coeliac friendly, use a mixture of puffed rice and shredded coconut, in whichever ratio you like best. For grain free use a mixture of buckwheat groats and coconut flakes.
Throw it in your yoghurt, eat it with milk or with some stewed fruit – my favourite is with yoghurt and a few berries!