Recipe: Quick & Easy Homemade Granola

This week Pep worked with our good pal Kate to create a healthy Homemade Granola to help make better breakfast choices. So put back the cornflakes (other brands are available) .. go on and give granola a lash.

Complexity Level : Simples, even Pep can make them, but you do have to use the oven this time.

Time from prep to plate : 40 minutes max [but there is tons of down time in that bake time]

What you will need :

100g Oats

75g Mixed Nuts [Pecans, Hazelnuts & Almonds]

50g Mixed Seeds [Sunflowers, Pumpkin, Flax & Sesame]

1 x teaspoon of Cinnamon

1 x tablespoon of Coconut Oil

2 x tablespoons of Honey

2 x tablespoons of Nut Butter

15g Fruit [Sultanas & Goji Berries]

Directions :

- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

- Combine oats, nuts, seeds and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl

- Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add this & the honey to the dry mix.

- Then stir in the nut butter (peanut, almond or cashew)

- Pour mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 30-35 mins. Stir gently every 15 minutes.

- Remove from the oven & mix in the dried fruit.

- Allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container.

- Serve with cold milk for breakfast, have with greek yoghurt and berries as a snack or sprinkle on top of porridge or pancakes to add some nice crunch!

Notes :

- Makes 5 portions

- Will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks

- You can use any mix of nuts and/or seeds that you like

- If you want it a little sweeter, add a tablespoon of maple syrup

- Mix it up by adding shredded coconut, cacao powder or grated apple

A bit about our mate Kate :

Kate Gleeson is a physiologist and registered Sports & Exercise Nutritionist. She studied science at Trinity College Dublin and went on to complete an MSc in Exercise & Sports Nutrition in the University of Ulster. Since then she has gained both SENr and ISAK accreditation. She works with private clients, the general public and numerous sporting teams providing nutritional support, analysing food diaries and creating meal plans. She also speaks at industry exhibitions and presents to corporate and school audiences.

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