I love granola but find that the supermarket ones often contain a lot of unnecessary sugars. I decided to make my own recipe. Feel free to add in any other nuts/ ingredients that you prefer.
- 170g oats
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2 heaped tbsp peanut butter (I used ‘Mani Life peanut butter’ as it is more runny so works well to combine the ingredients if you are skipping out honey or syrup)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 drops of sweetener drops (I used myprotein vanilla sweetener drops) / 10g honey or maple syrup
- 30g pecan nuts
- 30g walnuts
- 30g almonds
- 15g pistachios
- 15g coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
- 15g raisins
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c.
- Roughly chop all of the nuts into pieces. To save time, I put them all into a food processor and blitzed only for around 2 seconds until chopped (be careful though as if you blend too much, they will turn into a powder).
- Mix the nuts and all of the above ingredients in a bowl, except from the coconut and raisins (as these will burn in the oven). You should get a mixture which is somewhat formed together.
- Get a baking tray and line with baking paper.
- Spread out the mix onto the tray. Make sure that it is a thin layer- you might need to use 2 baking trays for this, if yours are not wide enough. Press down with a spoon onto the mix, to flatten it into the tray.
- Bake in the oven for about 15- 20 minutes. You do not want to mix it up before then, to allow it to form nice chunks. At 15 minutes, have a look to check on it, to ensure it is not burning. Take it out when it looks golden brown.
- If you have time, you can toast the coconut flakes or desiccated coconut in a dry plan to get some additional colour and flavour.
- Once out of the oven, sprinkle over the coconut and raisins.
- Once all cooled, break up into chunks and keep in a airtight container.
I served mine today with some 0% fat skyr yoghurt and some roasted rhubarb.