The name says it all – this granola is a ray of sunshine on a weekday morning! I am obsessed with this granola. Most granolas you can buy in the supermarket are laced with refined sugars. Thankfully there are healthier alternatives available, however these can be very expensive. This recipe is super-easy and it comes together in no time.
I’ve chosen a selection of nuts, seeds and fruits which I think work really well together, but feel free to use whatever additions you like. Go for it! Cacao nibs, hazelnuts, chia seeds, banana chips, raisins.. the possibilities are endless!
- 1.5 cups jumbo/progress porridge oats, or a mix of both (140g)
- 50ml coconut oil (just under 1/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup/honey (60ml)
- 1/3 cup flaked almonds (35g)
- 1/2 cup goji berries (55g)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (35g)
- 1/4 cup coconut chips (20g)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (170-175 degrees Celsius if using a fan oven). Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds and about half the coconut flakes into a large bowl and mix together until evenly distributed (the goji berries will be added later!)
- Melt the coconut oil in a microwave. Add the maple syrup, vanilla essence and cinnamon to your coconut oil and mix together until it turns into a sticky, dark coloured mixture.
- Pour onto the oat mixture and mix until evenly distributed. Try hard not to eat it all with a spoon!
- Turn out onto your prepared baking tray and spread out evenly.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes in the centre of the oven. After about 10 minutes, remove from the oven and toss over the granola using a spoon to ensure an even browning. Place back into the oven for a further 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Leave to cool, turning with a spoon every few minutes. Add in the goji berries while still warm and the rest of the coconut flakes. Store in an airtight container once completely cool.