HAZELNUT GRANOLA

Wondering what I eat for breakfast? This is it, ladies (and gentlemen!)

Simple, delicious “a little bit of this, a little bit of that” kind of granola. I am eating it every day for breakfast for the last 4 weeks and it’s really delicious.
Got bored of oatmeal, yes, it’s wonderful, delicious, comforting and perfect for the winter, but sometimes you just want something crunchy.
That’s where this granola comes in.

Main ingredients are oats and hazelnuts (obvs), and the reasons why you want to eat them, aside from their wonderful taste are:

Oats: Manganese, phosphorus, copper, iron, selenium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B1, antioxidants, fiber, unsaturated fatty acids
Hazelnuts: healthy fats, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, antioxidants

Now, every single ingredient I’ve used will provide you with wonderful nutrients since each of them is nutrient dense. You know I love me some health!

Of course, you can experiement, ditch the ingredients you don’t love (or have around at the moment), add some you do love and have fun.

You can serve it with any milk or yogurt and with fresh fruit (or stewed apples – utterly delicious). Or with some nice-cream.

I hope you’re gonna love it!
Let me know as soon as you try it, use #ninasempire or tag me @ninasempire

HAZELNUT GRANOLA

Homemade delicious granola

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups (ca 300g) rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups (200g) hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil cold-pressed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup (250g) apple sauce
  • 1/2-1 cup raisins or goji berries optional, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients.

  2. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil and combine it with apple sauce and maple syrup.

  3. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.

  4. Pour the mixture to the parchment lined baking sheet, spread it evenly and bake for ca. 20 minutes.

  5. After 20 minutes, take the baking sheet out, toss the granola around, separating bigger chunks.

  6. Bake for another 15 minutes.

  7. Take it out, let it cool down completely.

  8. Store in an air-tight containers. I store it in the ziplock bags in the fridge – it stays fresh for 2 weeks.

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