Granola – the homemade stuff especially – is a breakfast staple. It ticks all of the boxes we look for in a homemade meal: healthy, cheap and easy to make.
Among it's many benefits, granola is high in fibre, iron and protein. It's also known to help aid weight loss, lower cholesterol, strengthen bones, improve skin quality and regulate digestion.
Making it at home rather than buying it in means that you get to control what goes in, i.e. none of the added sugar. That said, even with this healthy recipe, you should still look to keep portions to a little less than a typical bowl of cereal. Serve with milk, seasonal berries and sliced banana.
What you need:
30g dried cranberries
1 (heaped) tsp cinnamon
3tbsp agave / honey / maple
What you’ll need to do:
Before you start; if you’re using larger nuts, pop them into food a blender to break them up a little.
1. Pour all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir. Add in the wet ingredients and stir well to combine.
2. Line a baking tray with parchment and pour on the granola. Spread it around so that it cooks evenly.
3. Cook for 30 minutes on 140°C/275°F/Gas 1, stirring halfway through.
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Granola – the homemade stuff especially – is a breakfast staple. It ticks all of the boxes we look for in a homemade meal: healthy, cheap and easy to make. Follow this recipe and you’ll have a whole jar to enjoy whenever you get the urge for oats and nuts.