Breakfast is without a doubt my favourite meal of the day. Whether it’s cereal, avocado on toast, any kind of eggs, smoothie bowl, huevos rancheros, porridge anything. It’s just one of those meals that you can have any time of day. I usually have my breakfast at my desk at work during the week. Normally some kind of cereal like muesli. I do try to make an effort not to have a cereal with too much sugar, porridge is the best for that (before all those toppings) but I don’t really want the first thing I eat to be too sugary. Especially as I am a bit of a sugar fiend. Then on the weekends I love a cheeky brunch and I am mainly the cliche of smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs!
I decided the other day that I would try to make my own granola which is a recipe my partner’s mum gave me. I cannot tell you how super easy and versatile the recipe is.
Large baking tray
Two sheets of baking proof paper (scissors)
Tablespoon & Teaspoon
Scales (although could guess, which I like to do)
3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp Honey or Agave (whatever your preference)
Dash of Vanilla Essence
300g Rolled Oats
50g Sesame Seeds
50g Pumpkin Seeds
50g Sunflower Seeds
100g Almond Flakes
100g Dried Berries (anything I went for blueberries & cranberries)
50g Coconut Flakes
Turn the oven onto gas mark 3.
Mix all ingredients into a bowl except the dried berries and coconut flakes.
Once mixed really well place two sheet of baking paper on the tray. Empty the bowl onto the tray and spread evenly. Then place into the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the tray and add in the coconut flakes and dried fruit then cook for a further 10-15 mins.
Remove from oven and allow to cool then place into a container of your choice. It’s now ready to eat with yoghurt, milk, fresh fruit, anything you like!