Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Most mornings I can’t be bothered with preparing any kind of breakfasts that takes more than a few seconds to throw together, so some kind of cereal usually makes it way into my bowl (I’ve also been known to accidentally add coffee which is not so great!) I’m a creature of habit, so I’ll go weeks on one cereal before becoming so sick of it that I have to find an alternative. At the moment it is this homemade granola, which I can’t see myself getting sick of for quite some time. It is great served with both Greek yoghurt or milk and I love the unexpected element that the lime adds. This recipe is fully customisable and I think nuts would also work very well with this granola.

Ingredients

  • 600 g rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of all spice
  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbs currants or raisins
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 200 g butter
  • 100g demerara sugar
  • 4 tbs golder syrup

Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Combine the oats, spices, seeds, zest and fruit in a bowl and give it a proper stir.
  3. Melt the butter on the stove and stir in the sugar and syrup until it all melts together.
  4. Combine the butter mixture with the oats mixture until everything is covered.
  5. When all the oats are moist, empty it out onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. I like to stir through it halfway.
  6. Once it is golden brown, turn off the oven and allow to cool inside.
  7. Once cool, break up the pieces and store in an airtight concealer. This lasts me a good two weeks.
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March Inspiration

Happy March!

This year really has flown by, I can’t believe we’re almost a quarter of the way into the year! I am a little sad as March is kind of the last month of summer. I do love all seasons equally, but I am not particularly fond of the in-between weather that lies ahead before it’s hot chocolate season. So I am focusing on the positive.

  • I plan on indulging in ice creams, berries and beach days before they all expire! I must say I think that raspberries are currently at their best.
  • I am also looking forward to finally upgrading to some decent running shoes this month and styling my new trench from Woolworths with classic stripes the first time the temps drop below 20*C.
  • I am considering reinventing my bedroom curtains by doing an ombre dye, if only I can decide on a colour.
  • Finally I hope to find another recipe I love as much as this caprese mac and cheese– maybe one that is a little healthier! Any suggestions?

Hope you all have an amazing month ahead! What are you looking forward to most?

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