Wholesome Homemade Granola

oat muesli

 

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! And I must admit…I am a bit of a cereal junkie. Don’t get me wrong – I love healthy omelettes and avocado on toast…but when I need some comfort, I go straight to the box of Cornklakes or All Bran and add some banana slices. YUM! I guess we all have our quirks hey 😉

 

But this made me decide it’s time to make my OWN cereal: a granola! I am well aware that many of the cereals these days can just as well be labelled “cardboard” – are overly processed and have low nutritional value. Additionally, store-bought mueslie/granolas are packed with added sugar, additives and fat! Such a predicament!

 

My own granola is none of these things: controlled sugar and fat, and ZERO preservatives or unhealthy additives! What a score!

 

Below is my granola recipe, and if you scroll further there is a LCHF version too 🙂

 


Homemade Oat-y Muesli


 

Oat Muesli

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION per ¼ cup serving
Calories 132
Carbohydrates 14.7g
Protein 3g
Fat 7.2g
Sugar 4.8g
Fibre 3.2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 4,3mg

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 cups jungle oats
  • 50g raw cashew nuts
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

 

oat muesli

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Measure out all the ingredients.
  3. Add all the ingredients except the dried cranberries to a large bowl.
  4. Mix well – even use your hands.
  5. Empty the contents onto a large baking sheet, and place in the oven.
  6. Bake for around 10 minutes, or until the granola turns a golden colour. N.B: Turn the granola after about 5 minutes, and be sure to keep your eye on it because it can burn very quickly!
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

oat muesli

 

!! ENJOY !!

Notes:

If you don’t like coconut or you would like to make a lower calorie granola: replace the coconut flakes with All Bran Flakes for added fibre and crunch! Also, make sure the coconut oil is neutral-flavoured.

 

Next up:

 


Low Carb High Fat Granola


 

LCHF granola

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION per serving of ¼ cup
Calories 178
Carbohydrates 7.9g
Protein 5.2g
Fat 15g
Fibre 4.3g
Sugar 1.8g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 9.6mg

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups seeds: 120g flaxseeds, 55g sesame seeds, 110g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup chopped nuts: 25g hazelnuts, 50g raw cashew nuts, 50g flaked almonds
  • 40g coconut flakes
  • 50ml coconut oil
  • 50ml water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: a tablespoon or two of xylitol

LCHF granola

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Measure out all the ingredients.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Allow to stand for 15 minutes so that the water is absorbed.
  6. Empty onto a large baking sheet in an even layer.
  7. Bake for 10-20 minutes.

N.B: Keep your eye on it and turn every 5 minutes – it can burn easily

  1. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

LCHF granola

 


 

🙂 Happy Baking 🙂

 


 

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