I love a good spoonful of crunchy home made granola, how about you?! I first made it myself, because my former roomie’s creations smelled sooo amazing! She gave me her recipe and I’ve improved my granola baking skills ever since. Today, I have a special winterly granola for you that contains all the winter spices like cloves and cinnamon. Happy munching!
I thought I’d share this recipe before the weekend so that you get a chance to have it for breakfast this third advent weekend! But before we start with the recipe, let me quickly get some things off my chest!
Firstly, granola is very healthy when made with oats! It has been scientifically proven that oats positively affect your cardiovascular system, your blood pressure and blood sugar level. It’s pretty high in fibers which leads to a big improvement for your metabolism. I have experienced this improvement myself: I eat cornflakes and rolled oats for breakfast nearly every morning for almost three years now and ever since, my digestion has gotten much better and I feel so much less bloated. I guess this also has to do with the fact that oats (and corn, too, obviously) contain only very few gluten.
Secondly, if you’re trying to live a lean and healthy life, you should consider using granola as a topping and not main ingredient for your breakfasts or snacks. Due to quite some sugar and fat hiding behind the delicious fassade, granola brings along many calories. For instance, I love having it along with rolled oats, cornflakes, banana and milk or with yogurt and fruits for breakfast. 1-2 tbsp granola along with each 2 tbsp oats and cornflakes is enough to keep me satisfied until noon and it tastes so good!
Let’s get started with making it, eventually : )
Ingredients: (enough for a 1l jar)
15 g pepitas
40 g pecans
40 g almonds
30 g coconut oil
30 g honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp cardamom
100 g rolled oats
100 g oldfashioned rolled oats
20 g oat bran
Coarsly chop nuts and pepitas and set aside.
TM5: Place nuts and pepitas in mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 5 and transfer to seperate bowl.
Preheat oven to 170°C (top and bottom heat).
Melt coconut oil and honey, take from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in salt and spices and then your oat products and nuts until well combined. It should be lumpy (right word yay or nay?!), well it should be like granola : D
TM5: Place coconut oil and honey in mixing bowl and melt for 2-3 min/50°C/speed 1,5. Add salt and spices and mix for 1 min/speed 2. Add oat products and nuts and combine for 1 min//1,5.
Transfer granola mixture to a baking grid lined with baking paper and spread out evenly. Bake the granola for 7 minutes, stir up and bake for another 7 minutes.
I hope you guys love it as much as I do, please let me know in the comments! I’m also wondering if I should start another Instagram page with the topic of travels, what do you think about this? I just love chasing the sun, discovering new traditions and meeting new people. I’ve already been on some pretty rad vacations, like sailing from the British Virgin Islands all the way up to Washington D.C., driving 18.000 kilometers through the US or spending a few months in New Zealand. All on the lowest possible budget and the highest posible fun, following the rule that no plans are the best plans. So, whatcha think? Should I or shouldn’t I share my experiences?
Have a wonderful day and thanks for swinging by!