I've always been obsessed with granola, but I've only bought some 3 or 4 times in my 21 years of life, because it's sooo damn expensive hahah. However, knowing that the main components for granola are; Oats, a fat and a sweetener, I decided I would start getting my dose of granola and just do it myself!
I used quick oats, because that's what I had when doing it for the first time and it was amazing. Also, instead of butter, I used coconut oil and instead of brown sugar, honey.
This recipe gives about 20 portions of 30g each. For the people using weight watchers, 1 portion would be 3 smart points in blue, and for the people counting calories, that 30g would be 88 calories.
This has been my go-to breakfast for a while, I eat it on top of plain greek yogurt to which I add some vanilla extract, and I top it with some berries .... but trust me, its hard not to go over that 30g haha!
Let's get started!
2cups Quick oats
1cup Puffed rice
2/3cup Whole Almonds (chopped)
1/2cup Coconut oil (melted)
1tbsp Vanilla (or 1tsp Almond extract)
-Preheat the oven at 350F.
-In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients (quick oats, puffed rice, almonds, cinnamon, salt).
-Now add the coconut oil, the honey and the vanilla extract.
-Spread on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
-Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
-Take it out and mix, now put it back for 10 minutes.
-Mix again and let it cool down.
-Once it's cooled down and crispy, dive in and try not to go over that 30g!
-For the almonds, I use whole almonds that I chop myself because I love having bigger pieces in there, however you could very well use sliced almonds or any kind of nuts.
-As for the cooling down part, it's normal if when you taste it once it has just come out of the oven everything is soft, it will harden during the cooling down process!
Hope you enjoy this!