I love breakfast. More than most things.

If I could, I would eat breakfast for all 3 meals a day. But this also stems from a serious love of sugar that I am desperately trying to contain. So it is up to my tiny brain to try and come up with delicious recipes for breakfast that are healthy, quick and easy, especially before a long commute.

I tend to alternate depending on the weather and how tired I am that morning. Which is why my homemade granola is the perfect go-to when you just can’t be bothered to think about anything. It takes a bit of prep, but payoff is so worth it. Also serious bragging rights when your coworkers look so impressed that you made your own granola: just something I whipped up! *sassy girl emoji 😉

Ingredients:

300g Scottish traditional oats (make sure you check if they are gluten-free if you are avoiding gluten!)

2 tbsp melted & cooled coconut oil

1/2 cup of organic maple syrup (grade 2) or honey

25g organic puffed rice

80g chopped macadamia nuts

1 handful of chopped blanched almonds

1 handful of goji berries

1 handful of chopped dried strawberries

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 130 degrees Celcius
  2. Melt your coconut oil over a low heat, then set aside to cool.
  3. In a big bowl, combine your oats, oil, puffed rice, cinnamon and add the maple syrup/honey gradually, mixing it all up.
  4. Fold in the macadamia nuts & chopped almonds.
  5. Lay out on a thin baking tray on top of baking paper. The layer should be around 3/4 inch thick.
  6. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Take out and, using a spatula, carefully break up the granola mix. Don’t worry if it’s still a bit squidgy, this hardens up after its cooled. Break up more if you want less clusters and leave big gaps if you like clusters.
  8. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  9. Once cooled, mix in the strawberries and goji berries and add any other mix. I love the Naturya mixes, so I usually add a few spoonfuls to my granola before shaking it all up.
  10. Store in an airtight container, and serve with greek yogurt or your nut milk of choice!

 Easy healthy homemade granola recipe

Easy healthy homemade granola with berries

Bon appetit!

(and yes… I’d already finished half the container by the time I got to taking a picture…)