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 😉
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
- Pre-heat your oven to 130 degrees Celcius
- Melt your coconut oil over a low heat, then set aside to cool.
- In a big bowl, combine your oats, oil, puffed rice, cinnamon and add the maple syrup/honey gradually, mixing it all up.
- Fold in the macadamia nuts & chopped almonds.
- Lay out on a thin baking tray on top of baking paper. The layer should be around 3/4 inch thick.
- Pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
- 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.
- Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
- 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.
- Store in an airtight container, and serve with greek yogurt or your nut milk of choice!
(and yes… I’d already finished half the container by the time I got to taking a picture…)