This granola has a rich, roasted flavour with a hint of sweetness and gives a nice crunch to your breakfast bowl. It’s also full of minerals and dietary fibres.
- 3 dl oats
- 2 dl barley and/or rye flakes
- 1 dl wheat husk
- 1 dl sunflower seeds
- 1 dl pumkin seeds
- 1 dl roughly chopped hazel- or walnuts
- 1 dl coconut flakes
- 1 dl sesame seeds
- 1 dl dried fruit
- 1 tbsp liquid honey
- 2 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
- 3 tbsp water
Makes about 1 litre of granola
What to do
- Preheat your oven to 200°C
- Mix all the flakes, nuts, seeds and dried fruit in a large bowl.
You can add or subtract ingredients according to what you have at home, or what you prefer. More nuts and seeds give more flavour but also more fat and energy, while more flakes give more bulk and more carbohydrates.
- Add the honey, oil and water and mix it all with your hands, gently squeezing the mixture to help absorb the liquids.
- Pour onto an oven plate and put in the middle of the hot oven. If you made a lot, or have a small oven you might have to do this in two rounds. You only want a 1-2 cm layer of granola on the plate.
- Roast for 25-30 minutes, and give it a stir every 5-10 minutes to evenly roast everything without burning it.
- When everything has an evenly brownish colour, it’s all done!
- Let it cool and store in a large glass jar in room temperature.
- Enjoy with fresh fruit and your favourite dairy (or plant based) product. Sometimes I even sprinkle it over ice cream… but maybe not for breakfast.
Nuts, seeds and whole grain cereals are great sources of dietary fibres, Vitamin E, iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium.
Dietary fibre is an important part of a healthy diet, and many of us would do good in increasing this in out everyday food choices. Food rich in fibre takes longer for the body to digest, which keeps us full for longer without adding extra energy. It also helps with digestions and prevents constipation as it absorbs liquid going through our system. Beta glucans, a fibre type in oats and barley, have a preventative effect on cardiovascular disease as it lowers cholesterol. And all the fibre also feeds our good gut bacteria that in turn produce fatty-acids and vitamins that prevent cancer, inflammation and can even decrease symptoms of depression.