Thursday, 14 November 2013

RECIPE: Homemade Granola

<<- This is the dessert I usually make with my homemade granola, fruit parfait. Since the first time I made everyone has loved it, even unhealthy sceptics! I usually bulk bake the granola and store it in a airtight container so it there for me to have and use whenever I want, a healthy convenience food! You can have the granola by it self as a snack, with milk for breakfast, top it on your porridge or any yoghurt for a healthy crunch. Try it yourself just to see how simple it is to make, recipe below: 





Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10

Ingredients
·         200g rolled oats
·         2 tbsp of canola/coconut oil
·         3 tbsp of honey
·         100g of mixed seeds
·         50g nuts (of your choice, I used flaked almonds)
·         Dried fruit, pieces.

How to make it:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Mix the oats, oil and honey together in a bowl. Make sure the oats are coated and sticking together a bit.
  3. Add the nuts and seeds. I usually use a pack of mixed seeds and flaked almonds.
  4. Lay the oats on a baking tray, evenly and pop it in the oven.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, depending on how brown you like your oats. I like it really brown, so I bake it for a few more minutes but careful not to burn it.
  6. Give it a mix and bake it for another 10 minutes.
  7. Take it out the oven and let it cool. Add your dried fruit pieces.
  8. Enjoy! Great for breakfast, snack or dessert. 
To make the fruit parfait dessert: I crushed some berries with the back of a fork, layer it in a dessert bowl or cup with Greek yoghurt (I used Total Greek), and top with the granola. Simple yet scrumptious! 

VARIATIONS: - You could add, walnuts, cashew, pine nuts. – Add honey to the yoghurt for a sweeter taste. 


By Ayshabibi H. ANutr
A H Nutritionist
14th November 2013