Granola with Nuts & Dried Fruits

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I am a sleepyhead by nature and thanks to my maternity leave, I have the benefit of being able to crawl out of bed later than other people. Due to that breakfast is being postponed to the later morning hours. Actually it even substitutes lunch a lot of times, thus for our breakfast turns out huger than a regular one. But most important, what makes our breakfast perfect is a bowl of yummy granola. Sadly supermarkets here sell them quite high-priced. And if you take a closer look at the ingredients you will quickly find out, that those granola aren`t as healthy as they are marketed. Majority of them contain sugar, sometimes even in quite considerable extent. That`s why we decided to make our own granola at home. Fact is, it`s pretty simple, baked within a short amount of time and most of the time it lasts up to one or two weeks.

 Fanny`s (the writer of the amazing blog fannythefoodie) granola recipe, which she created for fooby.ch, inspired us for the one I am sharing with you today. You can find the original recipe here.

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Ingredients (for 2 preserving jars each 0.5l):

  • 250g organic whole wheat oatmeal
  • 100g Hazelnuts
  • 100g pecans
  • 75g amaranth
  • 50g chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons date syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 50g melted coconut oil (we only had coconut fat at home, but we highly recommend to use coconut oil instead as it is healthier)
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 50g dried berries (blueberries, cherries & cranberries)

Preparation:

  1. preheat the oven at 150 Celsius
  2. coarsely chop the nuts
  3. mix together all the ingredients except the dried fruits. Make sure everything is evenly covered by the oil & syrup
  4. spread granola on a parchment paper placed on a baking tin. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until brown
  5. take out of the oven and let cool down
  6. coarsely chop the dried fruits and mix them together with the granola
  7. store in jars

I hope this post was a little motivational speech for you guys to make your own granola for breakfast. Honestly it`s cheeper and way healthier than the store-bought. I am as well planning to share some granola bowl ideas with you in the future.

Read you soon,

Sarah

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