Easy Homemade Granola Recipe!

This morning I wanted to have some yogurt for breakfast but I ran out of granola! I thought to myself, maybe I can just make my own granola! So I looked up a simple recipe to make my own granola at home!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-3 cups OLD FASHIONED oats

-1 cup of nuts of your choice

-2 tbsp chia seeds

-4 tbsp of honey or maple syrup

-3 tsp vanilla extract

-2 tsp cinnamon

-3 tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300 Degrees F.

2. Mix all ingredients together, put parchment paper on a baking sheet, and spread out a thin layer of the granola mixture.

3. Let it bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the granola starts to brown.

*Make sure to check the granola ever so often because it can burn easily.

Let it cool, then enjoy!

There are many fun ways that you can add this to a variety of dishes like:

Your favorite yogurt

As a topping for a baked apple

Add to muffins

Bake it in bread

Make granola bars

Eat with fruits

Roll bananas in the granola and freeze them

Add some sprinkles to a salad

Add to oatmeal for a nice crunch

Eat with mixed nuts

Place on top of a smoothie bowl or in your favorite smoothie

Your options are endless folks!

Storing your granola

You can store your freshly made granola in an airtight jar/container for up to 2 weeks long.

Or you can store in an airtight jar/container and keep in the freezer for a few months. When ready to eat it, just leave it on the counter to defrost overnight.

And there you have it! Homemade Granola that’s so easy to prepare!

Have you made your own granola before?! Share your recipes in the comments!

What’s In This Fruit Smoothie?!

I haven’t had a fruit smoothie in a while so I decided to make one this morning!

Here are the ingredients and their benefits:

-Strawberries: contains vitamin C which is great for immune system and skin health

-Bananas: contains vitamin B6 which helps maintain a healthy immune system, contains potassium which helps control high blood pressure

-Kiwi: helps reduce blood clotting, aids in better digestion

Maca powder: boosts energy and endurance

Chia seeds: has high fiber and protein content

Greek yogurt: contains probiotics for better gut health

Spring mix greens: rich in folic acid, iron, and vitamins A, C, K, and B6

Black seed oil: high in antioxidants and may lower blood sugar levels

I added a handful of strawberries, one banana, one kiwi, 1/2 cup of greek yogurt, 1 tsp of chia seeds, 1 tsp Maca powder, 1/4 tsp black seed oil(has a very strong taste so be careful lol), a handful of spring mix greens, and a little water to help everything blend well!

I’ve never tried this combo before but it was pretty good!

*Make sure to check with your doctor before adding anything new to your diet*

Sources: blog.sigonas.com, healthline.com, yogurtinnutrition.com