Simple Granola Recipe That You Must Try
Chunky granola recipe for the perfect breakfast
- 400g rolled oats
- 30g pecan nuts
- 30g blanched almonds
- 40g coconut flakes
- 50g coconut butter
- 50g honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 drops vanilla extract
- 20g dried cranberries
- Oven Tray
- Measuring Tools
- Spatula or Mixing Spoon
- Glass Jar or Airtight Container
- Knife (optional for chopping nuts)
It took me a very long time to actually start making homemade granola. As a matter of fact, I didn't even consider it until an Instagram friend suggested it. Only then did I realize that I was spending a little fortune on medium-quality store-bought granola. And it was not as if it wasn't good. No. It did its job, but it simply wasn't worth it. So after just a little bit of research, I ended up making this simple granola recipe over and over again.
This being said, let me tell you how I do things.
- I personally prefer to chop the pecan nuts and almonds into smaller chunks. However, this is just an optional step. If you like to have whole nuts in your granola, you do just that. I mean, this chunky granola recipe can actually be as chunky as you like.
- So, take a bowl. Add your oats, nuts, 20 g of your coconut flakes, melted coconut butter, 25 g honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
- Stir everything to combine.
- Prepare an oven tray lined with parchment paper. Transfer the granola mixture to the prepared tray, making sure you have a uniform thin layer.
- Place the tray in the preheated oven at 180 degrees (350F) and let it roast for 10 minutes.
- Take the tray out, give it a stir, so all the granola gets cooked, and let it sit in the oven for another 10 minutes.
- When your granola is all roasted and nice, take the tray out and leave it at room temp to completely cook down. This should take around 45 minutes.
- The final step of this, let's call it a healthy granola recipe, is to add the rest of your honey, coconut flakes, and dried cranberries. Stir to combine, and that's it. Your easy granola recipe for yogurt breakfasts is ready to be eaten.
- I love to mix it with Greek yogurt, place everything in a bowl, and top it with fruits, some jam, and nut butter.
- But don't limit yourself to my preferences.
Now let me explain to you why I add the coconut flakes and honey in two different stages. First of all, I like the taste of the roasted coconut flakes but also the raw ones. And since I don't have a reason to choose between the two, I add half before the roast and the other half when the granola has cooled down.
Regarding honey, it's not about the taste but about the nutrients. When heated, the honey loses some of its properties, and I want those in my morning meal. So, the half batch is for caramelization purposes and the second one for taste and nutritive properties.
And that is everything you need to know about my simple granola recipe.
But suppose you are curious about how granola got to be what it is today. In that case, I can tell you that granola, also known as muesli, goes all the way back to the 19th century. Back then, it was invented by Dr. James Caleb Jackson at the Jackson Sanitarium, which was a health spa. However, it got really popular in the 60s, when nuts and fruits were added to the original recipe.
Before wrapping things up, let's see how to store homemade granola. Well, I prefer using glass jars, but I am sure that you can use any closed container. Now, I know that this is a honey granola recipe. If you are allergic to honey or just want to keep things vegan, you can use maple syrup instead.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 266
- Total Fat 11 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Sodium 15 mg
- Potassium 186 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37 g
- Sugars 8 g
- Protein 7 g