I do. I really really do. But Sometimes I look at the sugar content of granola and all I want to be doing is running away from the granola/cereal aisle. So, whats a girl to do? Make her own!
Here’s my jam. Usually I eat granola with yogurt. Either plain or flavoured. The flavoured is already sweetened so generally adding sugary granola isn’t my cup of tea, and if I use plain yogurt, top it with some granola, it’s delicious.
But I find the best thing is… Unsweetened Granola. That way, you can add your own sweetness, and you’re not heading for a sugar rush if you are using sweetened yogurt or whatever. I didn’t go to university for nothin’ I tell ya!
So here it is.
Unsweetened GranolaDry Ingredients: 1.5 cups almond meal/flour 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup oats 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 chopped walnuts 4 tablespoons ground flaxseeds 2 tablespoons cinnamon (or more if you want, I love cinnamon so I always add extra) 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt Wet Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted) 3 eggs whites – whisked, but not stiff. Omit this and add 1/3 c. honey or sweetener if you want a sweetened granola 2 tsp vanilla Directions. Preheat oven to 275. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside. Melt coconut oil, pour over dry ingredients and give it all a good stir. Put egg whites in a small separate bowl, whisking to make them fluffier but not stiff. Add vanilla into egg whites whisking once more. Pour egg mixture over dry mixture and stir to combine. Put granola onto a baking sheet that has been greased with a little bit of grapeseed oil. Spread out evenly, and place in oven for about 25-30min, giving granola a toss every 10 minutes or so. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.
And speaking of sugar. I recently wrote an article on it, which you can check out HERE!