We are all spending more time at home, so it’s important to have breakfast and snacks on hand.
Granola is a great thing to have on hand. It’s good for meal prep and can be used in many ways; breakfast, parfaits, snacks and dessert. Aside from it’s versatility, it’s customisable allowing you to change the flavour easily and and swap around the nuts and dried fruit used.
In my house, we are constantly whipping up batches of granola. We love it doused with oat milk, or with a side of green yogurt…or plainly, eating it off the baking tray by the handful!
The great hing about granola is the ease in making it. No matter what recipe combinations, it is pretty hard to mess up a granola recipe. Let me give you my formula; Formula = fat + sweetener + base + nuts + dried fruit (optional) + spices.
The base of this granolas is oats, as with most granolas. Also in this recipe is coconut oil which acts as a glue and will also harden the texture of the granola and make it more crunchy. For sweetness I used honey and coconut sugar. Pecans were used for the nuts and raisins were added after cooking.
This granola is easy to throw together and can be made in bulk. It goes from cupboard to oven in little time.
It is delicious and has the perfect amount of crunch. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do in our household.
Can you eat granola with braces?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on the type of braces you have. If you have traditional metal braces, then it is probably not a good idea to eat granola because the tiny pieces can get stuck in your braces and cause irritation. However, if you have clear braces or Invisalign aligners, then you should be fine to eat granola as long as you brush your teeth afterwards. Either way, it is always best to ask your orthodontist before eating anything new while you have braces.
What is the best way to eat granola?
There are many different ways to enjoy granola. Some people like to eat it with milk, yogurt, or fruit, while others prefer to eat it by itself as a snack. However you choose to eat it, granola is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day or power through an afternoon slump.
How long does homemade granola last?
If stored in an airtight container, homemade granola will last for 2-3 weeks. This means that you can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy it all week long. You can also freeze granola for up to 3 months, so feel free to make a big batch and save some for later.
What are the benefits of eating granola?
Granola is packed with nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats, which makes it a great snack for people of all ages. It is also low in sugar and calories, so you can enjoy it without guilt. Whether you are looking for a nutritious breakfast or a tasty snack, granola is a great option.
- 3 Cups Oats
- ½ Cup Coconut oil (Melted)
- ¼ Cup Honey
- ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Egg White
- Pinch Salt
- Mix Oats, melted coconut oil, honey, coconut sugar, cinnamon, egg white and salt together
- Mix together untill all incorporated
- Spread thinly and evenly on a baking tray, ensuring you do not crowd the tray. Use 2 trays if need be.
- Cook on 160 degrees for 22 mins
- Take out of oven and break up pieces
- Put back into oven for a futher 5 minutes. This is to cook the granola evenly
- Let the granola sit out until cooled
- Store in an airtight container
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