I had a week off , I always think that I will get everything done, sort out clothes, books, cd’s, whatever needs to be sorted, I will go everyday to the gym and so on… of course it never turns out the way I intended, but anyway was a really good week! Going back to work tomorrow feeling refreshed 🙂
Today I decided to do some homemade granola, as we buy a lot of it, and as you know it’s really not the healthiest thing you can buy, so I gave it a go, and it turned out pretty good if I can say myself 😉
The ingredients :
NOTE : There is really no measures for this, it depends how much/little you want, how much nuts you like and as for honey and oil just enough to coat the dry ingredients, no more.
Sesame seeds, poppy seeds….
Nuts and dried fruit (chopped) I used almonds, brazil nuts and hazelnuts ; dried figs, apricots, raisins and mulberry.
Coconut oil or olive oil (mild) or unrefined sunflower oil
Raw cocoa nibs
Green tea powder
Anything else you like and want to add
Mix the dry ingredients with the exception of nuts, dried fruit and cocoa. Put a pan in low heat and combine honey, oil and green tea powder, when it’s all melted mix in with the dry ingredients. When everything is coated (not dripping!) put all of it in a baking tray and bake for 40 m or until golden brown and crispy, stirring occasionally.
Once is done mix in the dried fruit and when completely cold the cocoa nibs.
Serve with fruit and yogurt for a complete breakfast or tea time treat!
Brazil nuts : are a great food for immunity and for managing inflammation, because it’s high in the trace mineral selenium.This potent mineral helps to clear waste products from the body and regulate the activity of white blood cells, improving immune function, particularly in the inflammatory conditions.
Have you ever attempted your homemade breakfast cereal? What did you use? I would like just to mention that I have all this things on my pantry because I use them all a lot, I make bread with them, I sprinkle it in salads and so on, once you buy this things for the first time, after you just have to replace them once in a while as it doesn’t run out so easily and it becomes less expensive.
Have a great weekend all! xx