If you like granola with milk or yogurt, this is the simple recipe to have. It is so easy and yummy that I sometimes snack on it that I am afraid i will run out before the yogurt 🙂 But this is not just simple and easy, it also doesn’t have all that extra sugar, preservatives and other ‘added’ ingredients that some store-bought products have. So what I am saying is, that in the granola department, you have full control of what you put in it. How awesome is that?!?!
But seriously, this is ridiculously easy that I even thought of making big batches of this and give them as gifts in a nice mason jar. Great gift idea, and who doesn’t like to homemade gifts?
Here is another tip: in case I don’t have this granola made but I am craving for it. I simply mix the ingredients as they are in my bowl of yogurt. Yup, meaning that I eat the oats raw and everything as is. Of course roasting them enhances the flavor. But sometimes I put them all on a pan and toast them on the stove. Just a thought you might want to try 😉
For the granola:
- 2 cups oatmeal (gluten-free)
- 3 tbsp honey (or high quality grade maple syrup)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- assortment of nuts (walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds)
- 3 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Lay a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly.
Bake at 300 for 10 minutes (*see note). keep checking making sure it doesn’t burn at the edges. you can also stir half way through.
Remove from the oven, let it cool down and store in a tight glass container.
*Note: every oven is different with the temperature, so be extra careful and watch that the nuts don’t burn. To make it easier, you can also toast the oats and add the nuts at the end, maybe a couple of minutes before taking out of the oven.
For the parfait:
1 cup yogurt of your preference. I use unsweetened coconut yogurt and this is my favorite.
Sprinkle with the homemade granola and any toppings of your choice.
toppings: cacao nibs, goji berries, chia seeds, pollen, fresh fruits (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, banana, pears)