Monday, 27 August 2012

Homemade Granola

I've been obsessed with eating cleaning lately and it's slowly getting hard to convince myself to put carbs in my system. This is about the only way I'd eat it because it's unbelievably good and too damn addicting. I'd like to think of my recipe as extremely healthy because there is no oil, no refined sugar, and a great deal of nuts in ratio to oats.

A lot of recipes call for a 1/4 cup of vegetable oil...I was so rattled. I don't know the function of vegetable oil here and would like it to remain that way. Instead, I decided to use peanut butter in my first couple of batches but didn't notice any difference when I left it out the third time.

I eat this every morning with yogurt and blueberries in a parfait style. It's so good that I would keep munching on them after my parfait. Very dangerous...I should limit the production of this before it takes over my diet.
You'll realize how easy this is after I go through the recipe. There's really nothing to it and you can add/take out/substitute any ingredient.

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup craisins
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter

Mix together all the nuts, dried fruits and spices in a large bowl.

Melt together the peanut butter and honey in a large skillet and dump in the dry ingredients. Flip and stir on medium heat for about 5 minutes then transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes in between. Let it cool completely.


  1. Hi Annie,

    Love your homemade granola. You must be feeling good eating these for your breakfast.

    Nice to know you via blogging :D Following you too at your blog and Pinterest :D


  2. Thanks for leading me to your fantastic blog!!! Your gelato looks amazing...and I'm a huge fan of homemade granola. This recipe looks perfect! Have a lovely day...I'll be back :)

  3. Yum! I love granola, I will have to give this a try :) Thanks for stopping by at It Bakes Me Happy!