Recipe Corner: Homemade Granola
Recipe by Cornelia Sabrina, @Cornelia_Sabrina on IG
I am not the type to purchase store bought granola even though it is marketed as healthy, to make anything crisp it usually involves a lot of added sugar. And lets be honest, some of them are so hard, you feel like the "rock chewers" from The Neverending Story. The sugar content is also the reason you should use granola as a topping and not as a full meal. It is a great way to add texture and flavor to a creamy yogurt. This homemade granola has plenty of healthy fats and instead of table sugar it is made with maple syrup but can easily be substituted for any type of honey. You can also use a monk fruit sweetened syrup but keep in mind it will most likely not make it crisp. The sugar is what makes granola crunchy which is also the reason I added the TRU Nut Butter. It doesn't only add a good flavor it also adds the right amount of chew to this and helps bring everything together without using too much maple syrup. I hope you enjoy it! This is a staple for me when I want granola and can be made with any nuts and seeds you have at home.
Recipe makes 8 servings (1/4 cup/serving)
Time: 15 minutes
1 cup Mixed Nuts (I used walnuts, pecans, almonds and peanuts)
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 tbsp TRU Nut Butter
3 tbsp pure Maple Syrup
3 tbsp Hemp Seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1) Mix TRU Nut Butter with maple syrup and salt; put to the side.
2) Roughly chop nuts and roast them in a non stick pan on medium heat for 3 minutes.
3) Add rolled oats, hemp seeds and cinnamon and roast everything together until golden brown.
4) Pour nut butter and maple mixture into the pan and stir with a spatula constantly until all nuts are coated and everything comes together into larger chunks. Roast for a few minutes to allow the sugar in the maple syrup to caramelize.
5) Let cool completely on a baking rack lined with parchment paper. Break up if too many pieces are sticking together and store in an air tight container/jar.
1 serving (1/4 cup):
5.4 g protein
12.5 g carbs (5.1 g of sugar)
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