Granola can be the perfect way to start your day. And it’s even better if you make it yourself. Why? Not only is it a cheaper option, but you also know exactly what goes into it. This homemade granola recipe provides a good combination of carbs, fats, and protein, and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of a busy lifestyle. Try it, and you’ll never look back. 

Some breakfast tips:

  • Eating breakfast within 2 hours of waking up is commonly associated with improved weight loss and weight maintenance.
  • Turmeric, added in this recipe, is a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Cinnamon is great for blood sugar control.

You can soak your homemade granola in water for a low-calorie option. Alternatively, add it to yoghurt for a high-energy breakfast that will keep you going for hours!

This homemade granola recipe makes approximately 540g of granola. It is also gluten-free and sugar-free and is both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats (gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds of choice
  • 1/2 cup mixed raw nuts, broken up
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2Tbsp honey (optional)
  • 2Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1Tbsp cacao (you can add more if you want a stronger chocolate flavour)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes

Play around with the flavours you enjoy – ones that work for me:

  • Vanilla and cinnamon
  • Cinnamon and turmeric
  • Cinnamon and chocolate
  • Chocolate and vanilla

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Add oats, nuts, seeds and chosen spices to a baking tray.
  • Add honey, coconut oil and cacao (optional) to a small frying pan and heat on a very low heat until melted and combined.
  • Pour liquid over dry ingredients and combine well.
  • Flatten and bake for 10 minutes (watch closely).
  • Add coconut, raisins and goji berries and mix well before flattening again.
  • Bake for a further 5 minutes, or until slightly browned. Be careful not to burn.
  • Take out of the oven and give it a mix before leaving to cool.
  • Enjoy with yoghurt for breakfast or on its own as a mid-morning snack.

Serving suggestion: Cover 4 tbsp of granola with boiling water and leave to soak for 20 minutes before eating. This makes the nuts and oats more easily digestible and makes for a great warming winter breakfast.

Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas? Try some of these:

Stewed Fruit | Gourmet Scrambled Eggs | Roasted Portabello Mushrooms

Stewed Fruit Recipe

Stewed fruit is a great light breakfast option. You can also serve it with your homemade granola.

This homemade granola recipe has been created by Finding Frost. Looking for more recipes? We’ve got a host of Breakfast Recipes and Gluten-Free Recipes. Also, check out our full Recipes Archives.