Homemade Granola

Have you ever tried making your own granola? I always thought it would be really tricky but it turns out it’s one of the easiest and satisfying things you can bake! It’s quick, healthy and as a bonus, the house smells lovely.

I will happily make this granola every Saturday – I actually think I may have to because it’s so good that it only lasts a week in our house. 

We have it for breakfast and we even took it with us on our walk in Hyde Park yesterday. 

Homemade granola as a snack

It’s the perfect breakfast and snack – containing oats for good carbs and fibre, hemp oil for the high levels of omega-3 & omega-6 and dried fruit for healthy sweetness. And did I say it’s yummy? So yummy.

 

My homemade granola is based on the Homemade Granola With Hemp Seed Hearts recipe from the Good Hemp website. You can find it here

I just amended the ingredients slightly. I think for this granola to be a success, you shouldn’t mess about with the amount of oats, hot water or oil. The other ingredients can be played around with but these three make up the bulk of the granola and needs to be in the right ratio.

This is the ingredients list according to the Good Hemp granola recipe:

  • 250g jumbo rolled oats
  • 50g almonds and walnuts or mixed nuts roughly chopped
  • 50g mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Good Hemp Seed Hearts
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 50g raisins, cranberries or chopped apricots
  • 50 ml Good Hemp Oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or to taste
  • 1 good pinch sea salt
  • 200 ml hot water

And here are my ingredients:

  • 250g jumbo rolled oats
  • 50g ground flax seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g chopped apricots
  • 50 ml Good Hemp Oil
  • 50 ml Agave
  • 1 good pinch sea salt
  • 200 ml hot water

See, not so much different to the original. I have to leave out the nuts due to my husband’s nut allergy and I didn’t have hemp hearts but I did have flax seeds. Hey presto, a healthy substitute.  (I’ve added dried coconut to the granola in earlier attempts, but you don’t really taste it so I wouldn’t recommend it.)

I stick to the mixing and baking instructions from the original recipe and the granola turns out perfect. 

Once everything is cooled, you have to store it in an airtight container. Or do what we did and immediately have about half of it for breakfast. 

Thank you Good Hemp for the Homemade Granola recipe. It’s a winner! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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