Absolutely Perfect DIY Granola
This DIY granola is insanely indulgent, I actually get so excited when I know this is what I will be eating for breakfast.
This granola has the perfect combination of sweet and savory with crunchy and chewy texture its pretty much the perfect breakfast!
I love whipping this up on a Sunday for the week ahead, this means that breakfast is sorted for the week which is one less thing to worry about 🙂
I hope you enjoy this granola and that it gets your day started in the right way !!
2 cups of rolled oats (if you are gluten free you can use gluten free oats)
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of chopped apricots
1/4 cup of chopped raw almonds
1/4 cup of chopped raw cashews
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of strawberries to serve (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup of blueberries to serve (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of plant based milk (my favourites are almond and coconut)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Place the oats, cinnamon, coconut oil, seeds, apricots, vanilla and nuts on a baking dish, mixing slightly to combine and place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes stirring often.
Once the granola mixture is finished cooking place your desired amount into a bowl and top with the berries and milk.
Eat and enjoy!!
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