Granola – home made with nuts & seeds

Granola is one of the best things to have at home for breakfast or a as a mid-day meal with some fruit and greek yogurt. During this time of year there are so many nice fruit and berries to buy in the markets so I see to it that I always have some granola at home. Granola is very easy to make – and to make it your self is always better than buying it in the store. Firstly it is a far healthier choice and secondly your homes smells really nice when the ingredients are being roasted in the oven.

This home made granola with only nuts & seeds is best served with greek yogurt, or likely, and fresh fruit or berries - here with pomegranate seeds and blueberries
This home made granola with only nuts & seeds is best served with greek yogurt, or likely, and fresh fruit or berries – here with pomegranate seeds and blueberries

Granola – the recipe of the best home made granola

When I make granola I use fiber oatmeal as the base. you can basically add anything you like from there. You can find a lot of fresh nuts and seeds in the market – I usually buy mine in one of the local – such as Mercat de L’Olivar.

Granola – ingredients and how to make it

Granola4 deciliters of fiber oatmeal
1 handful of cashew nuts
1 handful of hazel nuts
1 handful of almonds
(All nuts should be natural as they will be roasted in the oven)

3 table spoons of coconut flakes (I prefer the planed slices over the shredded ones – but that is just a matter of taste – so choose the ones you like the most)
2 table spoons of pumpkin seeds
2 table spoons of chia seeds
2 table spoons of flaxseeds
1 table spoon of sunflower seeds

2 table spoons of unflavored coconut oil
2 table spoons of water
1 table spoon of agave syrup

Raw vanilla (you can find raw vanilla in well stocked supermarkets – if not, buy a whole vanilla stick and scrape out the seeds)
2 pinches of sea salt

Put the outmode on greaseproof paper. Cut the nuts and seeds roughly and ad to the oatmeal. Heat the coconut oil, the water and the agave syrup and season with sea salt and raw vanilla.

Poor the liquid of the dry mix of oatmeal, nuts and seeds – and mix it until everything is evenly moist.

Put in the oven until golden brown and let it chill over night before putting it into jars. Enjoy it with some greek yogurt and berries or bring a jar to a friend as a gift.

I like to put the granola in glass jars and have it in the kitchen - it looks pretty - but be sure the granola is fully dry before putting it in the jars to make sure it stays fresh
I like to put the granola in glass jars and have it in the kitchen – it looks pretty – but be sure the granola is fully dry before putting it in the jars to make sure it stays fresh

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