My first attempt to make granola was a complete disaster. I forgot it was in the oven and it burned so bad that it looked like coal when I took it out.
However, I was determined to make it again because I love it so much. Most store-bought granolas contain ingredients like sugar, palm oil, artificial sweeteners, and all that bad stuff. By making your own granola, you can put whatever you like in it. You have complete control over the ingredients and you can experiment!
I will show you my absolute favorite recipe. I make it pretty much once a week as I am obsessed with it.
2 tbspsesame tahinior peanut butter or any kind of nut or seed butter
2 tbsphoney or maple syrup or agave syrup
Start with preheating your oven at 150°C (302° F).In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well until everything is mixed. In a small saucepan mix together the coconut oil, tahini, and honey. Melt at medium heat and stir constantly. Once this mixture is nice and runny, add it to the dry ingredients.Now mix this well again. It has to be sticky but not too wet. If you feel the mixture is too dry, add more melted coconut, tahini, and honey. If it is too wet, add some more oats or shredded coconut.Spread your granola evenly on a sheet of baking paper. Bake for about 20 minutes but keep an eye on it because it burns easily!Wait for it to cool down completely, then break it into clusters and enjoy with some yogurt, almond milk or just as a snack!You can always add other seeds and nuts if you like. I often add hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts.
Store your granola in an airtight container or mason jar to keep it fresh and crunchy.
It also makes the cutest gift if you put a pretty little tag on it. I gave this as a Christmas gift to my family and friends