Granola is famous these days. There are so many ways to serve if for breakfast, but my favourite is classics – granola with milk. I recently did some research looking for best recipes of making it at home, and I also learned than granola is not that good for our health as we think it is. First of all – roasted food is always less good than raw, secondly – it has some fat and sugars, so you have to keep that in mind when reaching for granola.
We usually have smoothies for breakfast, but sometimes we need a change and homemade granola is the best choice – it is also quick option, it tastes good and it is full of love, because I made it.
My favourite recipe is taking granola to next level – I use peanut butter which I also make at home myself. Second good thing is we can replace sugar with natural honey or maple syrup which makes our granola less bad.
Here is that magic recipe:
4 cups of oats
1 cup of crushed almonds
1 cup os sunflower seeds
1 cup of coconut shavings
2tbsp of peanut butter
120g of butter
1/2 cup of honey/golden sugar syrup/maple syrup
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2tsp of salt
1 cup of raisins
Heat your oven to 150ºC. In a big bowl mix oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut shavings. Heat your butter in a sauce pan, add your honey, cinnamon, salt and peanut butter, mix well. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix until all nuts and oats are covered with liquid. Prepare two baking pans greasing them with a tiniest amount of butter, just in case (you can skip this step). Divide the mixture in both baking pans, spread equaly, put in the oven for 40-50 mins or until oats are golden. Mix every five minutes to make sure nothing burns. After it is cool and crispy, add raisins, mix well and put into container.
This is my favourite variation of granola. You can add chocolate chips, dried fruits or whatever you like. From this amount of ingredients we made granola for 10 breakfasts for both of us. It is a lot of granola. But I promise, after you taste it, your will definitely double the ingredients next time.