This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make and is only 222 calories per 50g portion making 8 portions, so that’s plenty to last you all week! It’s delicious to have with skimmed milk or no fat Greek yogurt, especially when topped strawberries or blueberries!
This home-made granola makes for a healthy change from those nasty shop bought processed cereals, which can have added ingredients as long as your arm!
Just recently, I was asked to do a talk on healthy eating to colleagues at work and this home-made granola recipe was one I used to demonstrate how small changes in our diets and lifestyles can have positive beneficial effects on our long-term health and lifestyles.
I thought that breakfast was a great place to start the discussion. So, with that in mind I had made up some of my home-made granola for everyone to take away and try.
This home-made granola recipe makes 8 portions and it only takes about 20 minutes to make up a box which could last 8 days. I wanted to emphasise that if you just spend a little bit of time you can make up something nutritious and healthy which can also be easily taken to work for breakfast if you were pushed for time. This could help to avoid the temptation of reaching for something less healthy.
So here for you all that read my blog and for those who attended the discussion (thank you) is my sugar free, healthy, home-made granola recipe.
- 200g rolled porridge oats
- 25g chopped almonds
- 25g chopped hazelnuts
- 25g sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. sunflower / coconut oil
- 50g sultanas
- 50g dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan.
- Mix oats, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, honey and the oil in a bowl. I like to use my hands to scrunch it up well ensuring the whole mixture is well coated.
- Spread out the mixture evenly onto a baking tray.
- Bake for 8 minutes, then mix up the mixture and bake for about a further 8 minutes (check as oven temperatures may vary).
- Leave to cool and then mix in your dried fruit and flax seeds.
- Store in a sealed container.
Ingredients ready for oven.
Ingredients removed from oven.
Ingredients mixed with fruits. And ta-da! Healthy home-made Granola.
A great healthy home-made granola breakfast!
We also discussed being organised and planning weekly menu’s and I showed my simple Sample Menu Planner where I will have the current weeks menu typed out at the top and I’ll be writing out the menu for the following week below. Then on Friday’s, I type up the week I have written out and print it off, leaving again the week underneath blank to write the following week’s menu up.
It takes effort to be organised. But with menu planning it means you don’t have to think about what you are going to eat that evening. It means you can be sure you are eating a balanced diet fulfilling your nutritional needs. The benefit to someone Scottish (like me) is also that it saves money. You just do one big shop for that menu you have planned. 🙂
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