Incase you weren’t aware, I have a bit of a penchant for breakfast foods; they’re just so diverse! Sweet or savoury, maybe even both; toast, smoothies, porridge, panackes, eggs, bacon, the list goes on. It seems you can eat most things for breakfast, so why limit all these glorious foods to just one meal a day? Possibly my favourite thing in life is to eat what would commonly be deemed as a breakfast food at a time of day that would definielty not be considered breakfast. This is where my new obbsession-chocolate granola- comes in. Whilst, believe me, this does make for an awesome breakfast I love eating this later in the day either as an afternoon snack or for a healthy pudding in the evening, I’ve even taken some in tupperware with me on days out-I’m seriously addicted!
Most shop bought granolas include several high FODMAP ingredients; dried fruit, cashews, honey or agave syrup, or are simply full of lots of refined sugar and oils. Making your own granola at home is probably simpler than you think and it means that you have complete control about what goes into it, meaning that you can tailor it to your tolerances and tastes, allowing you to create your ultimate mix of textures and flavours. Plus, another benefit is the delicious aroma that baking granola fills your kitchen with!
3 Cups Oats
1/2 Cup Buckwheat
1/2 Cup Ground Almonds
1/2 Cup Ground Linseed, I use a berry mix from Lidl
1 Cup Seed mix
3 Tbsp Cocoa
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1Tbsp Lightly Salted Butter
3 Tbsp Rapeseed Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Preheat a fan oven to 170 degress celsius.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Melt syrup, butter and oil together, stirring until they are combined.
- Add vanilla extract.
- Pour the syrup mixture over the dry mix and combine until all the dry ingredients are coated.
- Spread onto two large baking sheets, so the granola is in a thin layer.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring part way; once or twice to ensure the granola bakes evenly.
- Allow to cool completely before breaking up and transferring to a jar or tupperware for storage.