For breakfast, I’ve always loved granola. As a kid, I had an Uncle who kept granola in his pantry at all times. My home was usually stocked with Grape Nuts and skim milk, so granola with yogurt was a huge treat! Since then, I’ve almost always kept granola stocked in my kitchen as well. However, I can’t believe I’ve been paying for it all this time when it’s soooo simple to make your own granola! For the most part, granola only requires ingredients that you’ll already find in your kitchen cupboards. So, I decided to learn (and teach you) how to make your own! Get ready to level up your smoothie bowl and breakfast recipes!
Recipes for granola all are very versatile because the main component is rolled oats! I read that you won’t want to use quick oats because they don’t hold up as well after baking. This recipe is a great activity to do with family or friends and—perhaps even more so—it’s a quick and easy option to impress some early (or entirely unexpected) guests! Let’s not forget it as a budget option either since granola works as a meal or as a simple grab and go snack.
To make your own granola requires as little or as many ingredients as you’d like and only takes about an hour to make from start to finish.
For my granola, I wanted something that was tropical and kind of sweet. I knew I’d be putting it over plain Greek yogurt and wanted to include what I already had too much of in my pantry.
In this recipe, I added an egg white for added protein. However, granola only needs a ratio of around 1:6 wet to dry. You can make a simple syrup or use honey/agave, egg whites, and oil for your wet ingredients like I did. If you’re adding dried fruits like raisins, goji, apricots, etc., you’ll want to wait to add those until the mix is baked through and transferred to a bowl.
Make Your Own GranolaPrint Recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup of extra-finely shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of pepitas
- 1/2 cup of crushed almonds
- 3 tbsp. bee pollen
- 1/3 cup honey/ agave
- 1/3 cup warmed coconut oil
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. salt
- dash of cardamom
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup green raisins
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 1 packet of Mango Açaí fruit snacks
Pre-heat your oven to 300°F
Mix the oats, seeds, nuts, and other dry ingredients in a bowl
Add your spices and salt to the dry mix and combine thoroughly
Stir in your wet mixture until all the ingredients and coated
Spread your mix on a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake for 40-60 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes
Transfer your mix to a bowl and add your berries and dried fruits