It’s no lie when people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your metabolism and helps set our bodies up for the day.
For those of us who are lazy (oh hey friends!) and can’t be bothered making an elaborate meal every morning, I mean who has the time?! This homemade vegan granola recipe is perfect for you. Make whenever you want and it’ll last two weeks, so no more running out the house without breakfast & grabbing a ‘healthy’ muffin on the way to work.
First things first, preheat your oven to 140 degrees, I have a fan oven so those of you without go to 160 but keep an eye on it as no one wants burnt granola, pop some baking or grease proof paper in a baking tray and we are ready to go!
You will need;
Coconut oil – 2 table spoons
Maple Syrup – 4 table spoons
Vanilla pod grinder – use however much you like but I find 5-10 turns a good amount depending on how I’m feeling
Scottish rolled porridge oats – 7 big handful’s
Now this is where it gets interesting, you can add whatever you want! Put in your favourite nuts, seeds and spices in, you can add dried fruit if you like, I’m not a fan so I’ve left it out here. Helpful tip, I always try and buy organic so if you can buy everything organic for this recipe and then you have a super healthy and organic vegan breakfast! No soaked oats in sight.
3 handful’s of sliced almonds
2 handful’s of cashew nuts (crushed or whole)
1 handful of walnuts
2 handful’s of pumpkin seeds
Pop the oats nuts & seeds into the baking tray and mix around to get everything spread evenly. Add in the vanilla and set aside. Melt the coconut oil under a low temperature and then pour on top of the granola, mix through. Pour over the maple syrup and mix in, pop in the oven and leave for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes take out and stir to avoid big clumps. Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes. When it is done & nice and golden brown mix again and then put back in the oven (ovens off guys!) to cool down gradually with the oven. After 30 minutes take out and leave on the side to cool down, a massive plus point is that your house will smell amazing! Like freshly baked cake.
Once cooled put into a jar or container and then you’re ready to go! I usually have mine with a banana & almond milk but if I’m feeling adventurous I will add in raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and have with coconut yoghurt, it’s like having dessert for breakfast.
So there you have it, how easy is that? Let me know below if you try it & what variations you use, happy baking.