I am not a morning person. Add to this two kids that need to get to school and yet apparently find the concept of shoes impossible and well…mornings don’t go quite as well as they should. I have found though that one thing has made my mornings a bit more bearable though and that is this super simple healthy granola recipe. How does homemade granola help? Well, put simply, if you are the kind of person that makes your own granola then you must be doing something right, right?! I’m happy to admit that it puts a slight bit of smug in my step (I’m eating homemade granola! How right on am I?!) and as I tend to add loads of fresh fruit to it too I know that I’m starting off my day really healthily too. The added bonus is that this is super easy to make, a fact that can be easily verified by the fact that my three year old helped to make this.
Super Simple Healthy Granola
You will need:
300g Porridge Oats
6 Tablespoons Honey
100g Mixed Seeds and Nuts (I use the ones from Lidl)
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional)
A handful of mixed dried fruit
How to make it
Preheat your oven to 140c and cover a baking tray with baking paper. In a bowl mix the porridge oats, honey, cinnamon, seeds and nuts together until the mixture is a bit clumpy then spread it onto your lined baking tray. Pop it in the over for around 20 minutes, you want it ever so slightly browned but not burnt. Take the granola out of the oven and then add your mixed fruit. I’ve found that if I cook dried fruit it gets all big and burnt and disgusting – no one wants that. You can keep your granola mix in a airtight box in your cupboard for a couple of weeks – it normally gets eaten quite quickly here though! Serve with yoghurt and fresh fruit, we like blackberries, raspberries and chopped apple here.