Granola is one of many foods that can mislead people because it contains oats and nuts, so it gives the impression that it is healthy. However, most granolas are high in sugar (sugar, honey, dried fruit, etc.)
Granola can also be high in saturated fat, plus the nuts that are also fats. Overall, this food becomes very heavy and calorically processed.
That’s why we are sharing this homemade granola recipe you can add to your fruit, yogurt or just as a snack:
-2 Cups (120 g) oats
-½ Cup (65 g) hemp seeds
-½ Cup (70g) raw unsaltened sunflower seeds
-½ Cup (80 g) raisins
-2 Teaspoons cinnamon
-¾ Teaspoon sea salt
-2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
-1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1 Small ripe banana (100 g)
– Drops of liquid stevia, 10-20 drops to taste (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 300°C degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix.
Shreds the banana with a fork and incorporate to the bowl with the other ingredients, mix well.
Spread the mixture on the baking sheet.
Bake for 20 to 23 minutes.
You must let cool completely on the plate before storing.
This homemade granola is easily customizable:
Try swapping the hemp seed for shreded coconut, or use any other dried fruit instead of raisins like dates, apricots or cranberries, that would be delicious. Any dried fruit makes a great choice, mashed banana chips are also amazing!
If you are allergic to nuts try substituting them for almonds or sunflower seeds.
You can also play with spices, try a combination of cinnamon and ginger, or perhaps a pinch of nutmeg.
Drops of stevia are optional, but recommended.