Healthy granola recipe
If you love a delicious bowl of granola for breakfast but are worried about it having a high sugar and fat content then this is the recipe for you. It’s full of healthy grains, seeds and fruit.
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup pepitas
- 1/4 cup linseeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 chia seeds
- 1/4 cup (45g) brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbs of grapeseed or coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).
In a large bowl mix the oats, pepitas, linseed, sunflower, chia, brown sugar and cinnamon.
In a food processor, place the apples with 2 tablespoons of water and process until finely chopped.
Warm up the apples on the stove top and add vanilla, oil and honey.
Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Spread the mixture over a greased and lined baking tray.
Bake the granola for about 45 minutes, or until golden crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. Store your granola in an airtight container and enjoy for up to one month (or however quickly it goes!)
- Granola from the supermarket is very moreish, mainly due to the high fat and sugar content, which is why it pays to make your own at home.
- It really is limitless as to what you can add into your creation.
- Some go for nuts while others go for fruit. Add raisins, cranberries, dried apricots or any dried fruit that you prefer after cooking. Just make a mash mix of whatever is in the pantry at the time.
- To bind the dry ingredients of this batch I used apple sauce; which is peeled apples, pureed. This adds a natural sweetness while bringing it all together without overdoing the oil and sugar.
- If you don't have grapeseed or coconut oil at hand, you can use canola oil.
- This recipe was created by Karla Gilbert. You can read her blog at Ironmum Karla, catch up with her on Twitter, find her on Facebook or peek at her pins on Pinterest.