This is my favourite basic granola recipe. I urge you to give it a go! Once you do, simply add it on top of your favourite yoghurt in the morning, throw in some fresh fruit if you like…and then you’ll see what I mean. You are welcome! :)
Granola, despite what some might think, is REALLY easy to make on your own and if you get the hang of it you will never buy it in the store ever again!
The below recipe is more like a “base” to which you can add whichever nuts, seeds or dried fruits you prefer.
You can also experiment with other spices, replace maple syrup with honey, etc. It’s all about the fun of making it your own perfect blend.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup seeds (sunflower, pumpkin)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened shaved coconut
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix together. Except coconut flakes and cranberries. These will be added at a later stage.
- In a smaller bowl stir together wet ingredients and pour them into dry ingredients. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon making sure the dry ingredients are evenly coated.
- Spread granola mixture onto prepared baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure granola bakes evenly.
- After 20 minutes add the coconut flakes* and finish baking for another 5-10 minutes or until you feel it is brown enough for your liking :)
- Remove baking tray from the oven, stir in dried cranberries and let it cool** (granola hardens as it cools).
- Once cooled, store in an airtight container (e.g. a glass jar) and enjoy!
- * coconut flakes are very delicate so they will burn if you add them at the beginning.
- ** you can also press the granola mixture down a bit right when it gets out of the oven so you get bigger chunks of granola once it cools (depends what you prefer).