Mmmmh granola for breakfast… with Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit. One of the best ways to start the day! Have you ever tried making it yourself at home? Or you can’t because 1) You don’t have an oven, 2) You don’t have the time. Once you read this recipe you will have no more excuse ! Making your homemade granola can be a better option than eating store-bought because not only do you get rid of whatever preservatives and other suspicious ingredients you may find in a store-bought kind, you also get to customise it to your liking! No need to pick out the raisins you don’t like, it’s YOUR granola and you can use whatever ingredients lying in your cupboard you like.
I’ve baked granola before, but I have to admit that my favourite way to make it is in a frying pan. Yes ! A frying pan ! It’s so much quicker (done in 10 minutes) and it doesn’t involve turning on the oven (if you have one).
I also really like this recipe as it’s very portion controlled: you can make 1 to 3 servings (maybe even 4) at once and you can keep track of how much you’re eating instead of eating 1/3 box of granola and realising 3 days later you’ve already finished it. I also like being able to decide how sweet I want my granola to be.
Place a very large frying pan on medium heat.
Add your coconut oil and let it spread out.
Add in your oats and mix them so they’re all a bit coated with coconut oil and let them turn a bit golden while mixing every now and then. This should take 5-6 minutes.
Add in the maple syrup and mix thoroughly so all the oats are coated.
Leave it for another 3-4 minutes to caramelise, and keep stirring regularly so some oats don’t burn.
At this point, add any topping which needs/can cope with heat.
Turn off the heat and let the granola cool down. It’ll still be soft while it’s hot, but will become super crunchy once cooled, so leave it there.
Add any extra topping (dried fruit, chocolate chips etc).
Store it in a container and enjoy for breakfast!
I put desiccated coconut in mine and goji berries. Miami miam miam