I often get frustrated in the cereal isle at the supermarket because I can’t find exactly what I want. – too much sugar, too many nuts, too much dried fruit, too many calories, etc. So last weekend I decided that I would combine all my favourite things and have a go at making my own granola blend.
It was a bit of playing around with temperatures and cooking times but if I can do it, I’m sure you can too! Plus, you can always blend you’re own favourite mix of ingredients and use this as a guide only!
200g Wholegrain Oats
25g Black Chia Seeds
40g Sunflower Seeds
50g Shredded Coconut
15g Mesquite Powder (Optional)
20g PB2 mixed with a little water
100g Raw Buckwheat
1/4 cup Organic Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Organic Apple Juice (I used Preshafruit Granny Smith as it has no preservatives or additives and is 100% Australian)
Preheat the oven to 150C. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until everything is well coated, but not soggy! Spread evenly over a shallow baking tray (or several if necessary) and bake for approximately half an hour or until all the ingredients are completely dried out and toasted, it should be crunchy!
Sometimes I mix a half serve with 20g Pura Veda for something different. I love serving this with fruit and yoghurt for breakfast or on top of stewed fruit for a healthy dessert. You could always add nuts to it as well! On the not so healthy side, this tastes amazing when you dip a teaspoon of hazelnut spread into it…