You know one of those days when you wake up and you have no idea what to eat for breakfast? Last week was one of those. I was bored, bored, bored of having the same thing. When I got tired of griping, I decided to try something different. The result was this, my very own homemade granola.
In all fairness, I didn’t know what I was doing. I just went by instinct. It wasn’t until I’d put the granola in the fridge and went online to research how to make granola (yes, I know, I do things backwards), that I saw just how much I didn’t know; for example, the fact that granola lovers are an extremely particular and evangelical bunch.
From my research, I gather that there are many ways to make and sex up your granola. As I’m all for an easy life, my recipe is quite simply, no fuss.
Anyway, evangelical zeal aside, here’s my foolproof recipe for homemade granola.
- Half a cup of rolled oats (I used Mornflake Superfast Oats)
- Mixed seeds (I used Lidl’s whole foods mixed seed).
- Take ½ cup of oats and mix it in a bowl with your seeds. The seeds to oats ratio is entirely up to you
- If you like your granola clustery, heat up some oil and honey (you can start with a tablespoon of each and adjust to your taste) and when cool, stir it into the oat/seed mix
- If you like your granola nice and clean like yours truly, skip step 2 and go straight to step 4 below
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet and put it in the oven (150 degrees)
7. After about 30 minutes, check on the granola and keep on checking at multiple intervals until you get it just the way you like it
8. I don’t like my granola overly roasted, so I take it out of the oven when it’s just about roasted (usually after about an hour in the oven)
9. When it’s roasted to your satisfaction, bring out of the oven to cool.
When cooled, store it in an airtight container. It should last for several days.
This is what I did with mine. It lasted two days in the fridge and I must say, it was delicious!
My breakfast-to-go granola layers:
- Soy yoghurt
- Persimmon and orange slices.
Homemade granola, how do you do yours?