Although I know that oats are good for our body, I just can’t stand the usual oatmeal’s mushy texture. So I used to just make oat cookies out of them (I still do)! However, I figured that making granola serves the same purpose of taking away that unpleasant (for me) texture, so I gave that a go too. Aside from getting me to eat more oats, it’s also pretty easy to prepare.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ⅓ cup nuts or seeds
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey (Personally, I do 1 part honey, 2 parts maple syrup)
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup dried fruit
- Optional: ¼ cup toppings of your choice (i.e. chocolate chips, coconut threads or flakes)
- Pre-heat the oven at 175 ℃.
- Combine the oats, nuts/seeds, salt, and cinnamon.
- Pour in the oil, maple syrup/honey, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Spread the granola in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Mix the granola half-way.
- Let the granola cool down completely for at least 30 minutes.
- Mix in the dried fruit and the toppings that you have.
- Store in an airtight container.