Healthy Homemade Granola2013-03-11
- Servings : 10
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 25m
I love granola, but unfortunately most of the shop-bought varieties are packed with sugar. My top tip is to always check the ingredients list before you buy and if the first or second ingredient is sugar then you’re probably better leaving it on the shelf. Sugar has no nutritional value, all it provides is energy and too much of it can lead to weight gain and dental caries (check out my blog post about sugar for more info!).
This homemade granola recipe is however 100% healthy and good for you.. it’s packed with healthy oats and only a small amount of natural sugar (from the honey or agave nectar and dried fruit). It’s also super easy to make and tastes delicious! Happy baking
- 200g oats*
- 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar or freedom (low GI)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 150g dried fruit (e.g. mixed raisins/cranberries)
- Optional: chopped nuts e.g. almonds or seeds e.g. pumpkin/sunflower
*To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees C or 180 degrees C (fan)
Mix the oats, honey and oil in a bowl..keep mixing until all of the oats are coated
Optional: Mix in your chosen nuts/seeds
Spread the oats onto a baking tray/baking paper and bake for 7 minutes
Stir and bake for 7 minutes more *Warning.. the smells from your kitchen will make you want to eat the whole tray immediately!!*
Admire your baked oats and leave to cool
Once cool, mix your oats and dried fruit together & store in a sealed container (serve with fat-free Greek yoghurt or your chosen milk/pouring yoghurt)
Nutritional values will vary depending on the ingredients used – those displayed do not include any nuts or seeds used and are per a 50g serving.
.. and for a healthy dessert simply layer your granola with yoghurt in a glass & top with a dollop of reduced-sugar jam. To make your own fruit yoghurt simply mix (for one serving) 100ml of plain yoghurt (or fat-free Greek yoghurt) with 1 tbsp of reduced sugar jam (apricot is delicious!).
*granola on the left & breakfast cookies on the right!
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