Granola! Make a parfait. Top it on ice-cream or eat it just plain as your mid-afternoon snack. At our house, granola is everyone’s favorite snack more than just a breakfast. It is always kept on our Kitchen counter and between my kids and husband the granola is over within days. My girls will come home after school grab a bowl and make themselves a yogurt parfait.
Homemade is so much lighter and healthier than the store-bought version. It is so easy to make and you can make it bulk and store it in an air-tight container. On the run always, coat a peeled banana with the granola and eat it on the way to work or bus stop. It fills you up and has so much fiber, the honey gives it the lightly sweetened flavor and along with the raisins you don’t need to add any sugar.
I make mine with Old fashioned oats, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds. I toast them in the oven for 5 mins, while it is toasting I make my honey, cinnamon, salt and vanilla mix then I coat the toasted mix with this honey cinnamon mix and toast it for another 15 mins, stirring after 7 mins at 375 degrees. Cool it completely and store in an airtight container. Enjoy it any time you want. How can you go wrong healthy and delicious.
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ Sunflower and or Pumpkin Seeds mixed
1⁄4 cup flaxseed (optional). This I put when I have it available at hand.
½ cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
2 tbsp cup honey
2 tbsp cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 cup Raisins or cranberries
1 In a preheated oven place oats, nuts, flax seeds and coconut in the baking pan. Toast in the oven for 5 mins.
2 Melt coconut oil; mix in the honey, vanilla, and salt. Pour over oats and seeds and mix well. Bake for 15 minutes and stir in between. Take out and add raisins.
3 Store in an air-tight container.
Let me know how it turns out!