Happy Monday!There’s something to say about homemade granola. Well, there’s a lot to say:
- and one of the easiest recipes for first time oven users. That includes me.
I don’t usually crank the oven as often as I like. Especially during summer. That’s a huge NO.
Now that it’s getting chiller, there is no excuse. Not even a valid reason. Hmmphh..
And because of the colder weather, I’ve been enjoying copious amount of home made decaf cappuccino with fancy foam. It’s my latest obsession – or an excuse of no-access to Starbucks. Either way, it works for my wallet and sanity.
Healthy and wholesome granola’s are a great source for snacking, topping parfaits, yogurt, soups, baked goods or even on plain oats and smoothies. The possibilities are endless. Use your imagination. I can’t guide you for everything, ya know 😉
- 1 cup raw pepita (pumpkin seeds – if removed from gut, DO NOT RINSE)
- 1 cup rolled/old fashioned oats
- 1/3 sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 tsp coconut butter/oil
- 2 heaping tbsp agave nectar/honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Toss all ingredients and spread evenly across baking/cookie sheet.
- Bake granola for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so, for even cooking.
- Remove from oven. Allow to completely cool before storing in an airtight container.
What are your favorite way of enjoying granola’s?