Even though granola is something that we always have lying around, I have never made it myself. I am not quite comfortable with the store-bought one, since it contains loads of sugar and unknown sources of palm oil. This morning we were out of granola and thought of finally trying to make my own. I used what I had on hand, but you can experiment by adding nuts, dry fruit or different spices.This one is pretty simple, with no nuts and I quite like it like this. It’s also not too sweet so try it before you bake it!
5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup agave or maple syrup
1 shot cranberry juice (optional)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 cup freeze-dried raspberries
1 cup coconut chips
In a large bowl mix the oats, vanilla and cocoa powder. Then add sweetener, oil and juice. Use your hands to mix it well and spread it evenly on a baking sheet. Now here comes the tricky part : baking the granola. In a preheated oven, bake for 12 minutes-use a timer, it burns very easily. Take it out of the oven and toss it. Bale for 12 more minutes, toss again and bake for 5 more minutes. Once it’s ready, it should feel dry but it wont get crispy until it cools down, so that’s confusing!
When its cool and crispy, mix in the coconut chips and the raspberries. Store in a jar and enjoy.
It’s delicious with hazelnut milk!