Since the New Year I have been on a kick to eat healthier (more fruit, more veg, less pasta = lots of crying), since then one of my favorite breakfasts to have is yogurt with granola and fruit (at the moment it is pomegranates, but it can be strawberries or raspberries also). Granola is one of those expensive things to buy at the grocery store, at least compared to how cheap and easy you can make it at home.
The thing I love about this granola recipe is how easy it is to manipulate it to suit the things you like. You can change the nuts you use, the kind of nut butter, the sweetener, you name it you can change it. Sometimes I double the honey in the recipe and omit the maple syrup all together, sometimes vice versa. I have also changed the nut butter and the add in's (coconut, chopped nuts, dried currants, raisins, flax seeds, etc). Every time I have made this recipe I have changed it up a bit, each time it's even more delicious. Most of all do you aka do what makes you feel happy. Try out the recipe a few different ways, you will definitely find one that works for you.
Maple Almond Granola
- 2 tbsps Honey
- 2 tbsps Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Cashew Butter (or Almond Butter)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds (optional)
- 3 tbsps Coconut Flakes (optional)
- 1/8 cup chopped Almonds
- 3 tbsps dried Currants or Raisins (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line sheet tray parchment paper.
- In a heat proof bowl put the honey, maple syrup, cashew butter. Microwave for 20 seconds or until soft enough to combine easily. Stir until combined. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir until combined
- In another bowl put flax seeds, coconut flakes, chopped almonds, currants and rolled oats. Stir. Add the cashew mixture. Combine until the oats are well covered (using your hands is easiest). There should be some chunks.
- Spread the granola onto the sheet tray. Bake for 14 minutes, stirring and rotating the pan halfway through. Let cool, then enjoy.