Hey, fam! September is right here, and which means a few of us are BACK! IN! SCHOOL! I’ve been working my means by means of an undergrad for about 100 years, and that is no totally different this semester. So: I have been impressed to create some simple, nutritious and scrumptious recipes, that I can eat at dwelling or on campus. Certainly one of these recipes is granola. It has been a favourite meals of mine ever since I used to be a child. Once I realized just a few years in the past how easy granola is to make your self, there was no going again to your common store-bought varieties. Severely: you throw some oats in a bowl, combine them round with nuts and maple syrup, then bake all of it for 40 minutes. Voila. Good, contemporary, and aromatic granola each time. It makes a fast breakfast earlier than college, a light-weight snack, or a terrific topping for ice cream and different candy treats.
Rolled oats are the primary ingredient in granola, and (in the event you like consuming them) they’re nice for you! My favorite rolled oats are from One Diploma Organics. I choose One Diploma’s oats as a result of they’re sprouted, i.e. extra nutritous and simpler on the stomach. Rolled oats a superb supply of soluble fibre; they’re wealthy in micronutrients and antioxidants; they could assist together with your levels of cholesterol and blood well being; and so they maintain ya common. It is a fairly nutty granola, due to hazelnuts and cashews. They have plenty of wholesome fat, and make the feel and flavour of this recipe merely dreamy. I additionally threw in hemp seeds and Brazil nuts for additional protein and selenium.
I extremely suggest including a little bit of chocolate to your granola as soon as it is out of the oven and cooled down. I normally eat my granola with non-dairy milk, or non-dairy yogurt, and contemporary and frozen fruit. The bowl pictured on this submit options the granola with vanilla soy yogurt, chopped darkish chocolate, and sliced banana. I added frozen blueberries after I completed photographing. You may maintain this recipe uncooked by utilizing a dehydrator as a substitute of an oven, however the flavour is about 1000% higher in the event you bake it at a better temperature. Your selection, my buddy! I hope you all take pleasure in this recipe, and are adjusting properly to the back-to-school routine if that is your scenario! Discuss quickly!
MAPLE HAZELNUT GRANOLA
Makes round 5 cups. Print the recipe.
3 cups One Diploma Organics sprouted rolled oats
1 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup roughly chopped cashews
1/3 cup roughly chopped Brazil nuts
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil
Preheat an oven to 325 levels Fahrenheit. Combine collectively the dry substances in a big bowl. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil to the bowl of dry substances and blend the whole lot up evenly. Unfold out onto a big baking sheet (lined with parchment paper, or not) and bake for 20 minutes. Combine up the granola with a spatula or spoon, and put it again within the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes. Test in direction of the tip of the baking time to ensure it is not burning. Let cool, and luxuriate in! Retailer in hermetic glassware (like a glass jar) within the fridge or a darkish, cool cabinet. This can keep contemporary for 2-3 weeks.
Notes: If you wish to make this low-sugar, use as little maple syrup as you favor. Compensate with just a few extra tablespoons of coconut oil. Alternatively, if you wish to make this low-fat, substitute extra maple syrup for much less coconut oil.
Different optionally available additions and substitutions: A splash of vanilla extract can be pretty. You may substitute any nuts or seeds for any others. Chocolate chips would work properly as a substitute of chopped chocolate. Dried fruit can be good added after baking too.