granola on a budget

Homemade granola is one of my favorite things ever! It tastes a million times better than the  store-bought version and is really easy to make. And also nothing beats the smell of a fresh batch of granola that cooks in the oven. Especially when you add in cinnamon!

This version is a low budget one because I know that it can get quiet expensive when recipes request all the fancy nuts and things like that. Instead I used pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and of course oats as the main ingredients. Needless to say, it is still just as delicious and the seeds, that can have a pretty neutral taste when eaten raw, get this amazing flavor once they're roasted! 

Granola Ingredients:

2 cups of oats

1 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/3 a cup of maple syrup

3 tbsp coconut oil

2 heaped tbsps cinnamon 

1/2 cup coconut chips 

1/2 cup raisins 

 

Instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

 

Place all the ingredients except for the raisins and the coconut chips into a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Make sure that there are not lumps of coconut oil left. 

 

Spread the mixture on lined baking tray and bake it in the oven for 20 minutes. Make sure to take it out after half of the baking time to give the granola a good stir. Otherwise it might burn or some parts might not reach that golded brown colour that we're looking for. 

 

When the granola is done, take it out of the oven and leave it to cool. Once it's chilled, add in the raisins and the coconut chips and store it in an airtight jar. 

 

Serve with coconut yoghurt, almond or other plant mylks or on top of porridge/ oatmeal & enjoy!

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