Sweet Sunday – Homemade Granola with Nuts

First of all….

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you have all had great holidays filled with lots of joy and food! Let’s kick some ass in 2015!

Secondly, it’s Sweet Sunday! It has been somewhat quiet on my blog these last two weeks. I had some time off work and decided to truly relax during these days, which also included taking a small break from the blog to re-load. Also, to think about in which direction I would like Basil and Oil to go. After 6 months of blogging, I am more than happy with the comments I’ve received and the lovely people that follow me!

Anyways, let’s get on with the show!nut granolaIn lieu of (you have no idea how long I’ve been wanting to say that!) new challenges and goals in 2015, let’s have a healthy recipe for this Sweet Sunday! Don’t worry, it’s still sweet and it’s still delicious. Just with a healthy touch.

I remember some years ago when I used to eat bowls and bowls of yogurt with granola. Supermarket granola that is. Not-so-healthy granola that is. Although they seem to be good for you, if you check the ingredients, there’s always some stuff that you’d better not eat too much of.

So, I started making my own granola, which is sooooo much better. You can put any ingredient in there that you like. Spice it up with cinnamon or vanilla, throw in some different nuts, or some of those superfoods that everybody seems to love. Or you can substitute the honey with maple syrup, or the raisins with dried cranberries. Want it slightly less healthy? Toss in a handful of chocolate chips! Once again, the possibilities are endless.

granola with nuts healthyBesides it being healthy, I love that it is so incredibly easy to make. You literally mix everything together and put it in the oven for about half an hour. Although, I sometimes take to long staring at the honey. It just hypnotizes me, how it so beautifully and delicately coats the oats and nuts… Sorry, I’m drifting off. healthy granola with nutsLeave it to rest for about an hour, so you can add even more healthiness such as dried fruits or pumpkin seeds! This would also be the time to add chocolate chips.

healthy nut granolaThe granola can easily be stored and kept for about 2 weeks!

A healthy start to a healthy day of a great year! 

Homemade Granola with Nuts

  • Servings: 1 large mason jar
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 300 grams (2 cups) rolled oats
  • 250 ml (1 cup) honey
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sunflower oil
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup)  almonds
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) pecans
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) pumpkin seeds
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) raisins

Used kitchen appliances

  • Oven
  • Baking tray
  • Baking foil
  • Mixing bowl

Preperation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C or 350F. Line the baking tray with foil.
  2. Roughly chop the almonds and pecans. Add to the mixing bowl along with the oats, honey, and sunflower oil. Mix together.
  3. Spread over the baking tray, and even it out over the tray.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until crispy. Stirring about every 10 minutes.
  5. Take out of the oven, and let rest for about 1 hour.
  6. Add the pumpkin seeds and raisins.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. meg says:

    Looks delicious! I’m definitely trying that soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. basilandoil says:

      Thanks! Let me know if you liked it!

      Like

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