Most of us have busy lives, with very little time spare to have breakfast in the morning. Breakfast is important to kick start your metabolism, which helps you to burn more calories throughout the day. If you are strapped for time it is still important to make time for breakfast even if it is something simple that you can take to work and eat at your desk. Homemade granola is great for this.
Granola has a reputation for being the ‘healthy cereal’, but sadly many shop bought granola’s are often packed with sugar. Don’t panic, It’s not all doom and gloom. Granola doesn’t need to be banned from your diet. If you’ve got the time to make your own then this granola recipe is low in sugar, free from preservatives , tastes delicious and is made with only natural ingredients. Its super easy and quick to make so no excuses.
150g Gluten free puffed rice
150g Porridge oats
125g Mixed seeds (I use Oh my omega seed mix from Holland and Barrett)
125g Natural mixed fruit and nuts (I use super sprinkles mix from Holland and Barrett)
2 Tbps Raw coconut oil
2 Tbps Honey
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees.
Add the oats, seeds, cinnamon and puffed rice to an oven dish.
In a small pan melt the honey and coconut oil and mix together.
Pour the honey and coconut oil mix over the ingredients in the oven dish and mix well coating all of the ingredients. (Add more honey if desired).
Put in to the oven for 15 minutes.
Add in the fruit and nuts and mix all of the ingredients together.
Put back in to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
When golden brown remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Transfer to a storage jar .
To serve add a couple tablespoons of some coconut or Greek yogurt
Layer with the homemade granola.
Top with two more tbsp of your preferred yogurt.
Add some berries et Voila.