I love my Granola in the mornings. However, I became sick of picking up a box from the shop shelves and seeing that it had been packed full of sugar and other chemicals. So I decided to start making my own.
I call it my ‘Anything and Everything Granola’, because you can literally put whatever you want in it. It’s fully customisable. Want some freeze dried fruit in there? Throw it in. Big chocolate fan? Add some cocoa to the mix.
The recipe below is how I made my last batch. For the seeds I added a mix of Chia, Sesame and Pumpkin, for the nuts I used pecan (not going to lie here, they were the only nuts I had left at the time, which is why this recipe is so great!)
One important tip. Use your favourite Nut butter for this one. If you want the best tasting granola, make sure you pick a high quality nut butter that you know you like and enjoy. That’s why I went for Meridian’s, Coconut and PB (It come’s highly recommended by me!)
Nicki’s Anything & Everything Granola
60g Mixed Seeds
50g Chopped nuts
3 Generous Tbsps Coconut and Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Melted coconut oil
75ml Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp Cinnamon
120g Mixed Dried Fruit
40g Desiccated Coconut
– Combine all of the ingredients apart from the coconut and dried fruit in a mixing bowl.
Separate onto two baking trays. Try not to break up clusters of mix when doing this.
– Bake at 140C for 15 minutes. Then add the desiccated coconut and mix gently, trying not to break up any clusters.
– Bake for a further 20 minutes, or until desired colour.
– 5 minutes before the end add the dried fruit, again being careful not to break clusters.
This mix makes about 20 x 35g portions. If you store it in an airtight Kilner jar (or other container) it will keep for ages!