Cooked oatmeal is a great, healthy morning food, but sometimes you’re looking for something quicker, or just aren’t in the mood for hot breakfast. In this case, homemade granola might just be the thing for you.
Most commercial granola brands are ridiculously expensive and loaded with sugar, but it’s easy to make your own, and once you try it, you’ll never look back.
Basically, you will mainly need 2-3 cups whole oats, and you can add various goodies such as:
– Sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds
– Raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricot chunks
– Coconut or almond slivers
Mix everything and add cinnamon, a couple of teaspoonfuls of coconut oil, and your favorite natural sweetener such as honey, date sugar, or maple syrup.
Spread over a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at medium heat, or just until it gets a beautiful golden hue.
Take out of the oven and set out to cool and dry. Keep in a sealed jar.
Enjoy for breakfast or as an any-time-of-the-day treat!