Homemade Granola #HealthBreakdown

This #HealthBreakdown post has to be my favorite so far. It is so simple to make and it really has revolutionized my diet . When trying to eat healthy , at least in the beginning it is really hard to figure out what to eat , so we resort to the basics; salads , fruits and vegetables and all kinds of granola. Well that might be a trap , if you look at the nutritional information on your favorite granola you might discover that the sugar and fat content is nowhere near diet appropriate . Well I decided to start making my own , not just because I can control how much sugar and fat it goes in to  it but also what kind of sugar and fat I put in, not only that but I am also very difficult when it comes to granola , I just never seem to find a mix I truly like and don`t have to pick out the raisins (am I the only one who doesn`t like raisins?) . One thing I have discovered is that I prefere making a simple oats granola and have the seeds & dried fruits in zip lock bags . Depending on what I have my granola with I can decide what else I add, so when I have it with greek yogurt I like adding fresh fruit so I don`t add the dried fruit and only add seeds and so on.

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This recipe is extremely easy and you probably have most if not all the ingredients in your cupboards already. What you will need for the base are :
  • Coconut oil
  • Steel cut oats
  • honey or agave syrupOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    The extras
  • Seeds again I made my own mix with linseed , pumpkin seeds , chia seeds , sunflower seeds.
  • Dried fruits I mixed cranberries with gojiberies
  • Coconut I am a coconut fan so I added freshly grated coconut .OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                This batch I added my coconut into the oats mix but if you don`t like coconut that much you don`t have to add it. It did make my whole house smell delicious though.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    All you need to do is mix the oats with your healthy fat and sugar (you can do this to taste but you really don`t need much , I add for 3 cups of oats , 1/2 cups of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of honey                                      OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    For cooking you need to put the mix in an oven tray , be carefull  to put in a very thin layer so all the oats can brown up , I keep it in for 10-12 min in a medium  (250 F ) or untill the oats get golden .                                                                                           OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

This is my finished product , I keep it in an air tight jar for 2-3 weeks .

If you have enjoyed this post how about giving it a like and maybe let me know in the comments if you plan on trying it yourself.

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