Healthy granola with coconut flakes , seeds , nuts, and dried fruit for a delicious breakfast is a great way to start the day. This granola is quick and easy to make and is super healthy. I’ve made it so many times I can do it in my sleep, and you can add and change ingredients as you wish, it always comes out delicious. Just remember to keep the liquid quantities of agave and coconut oil the same, and the rest can be substituted for different nuts, seeds and fruit.
Healthy Breakfast Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup mixed nuts of your choice
- 1/2 cup seeds including sunflower , pumpkin and linseed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shaved coconut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup dried fruit of your choice. Pineapple and cranberries are great
- Rind of 1 orange grated plus the juice of the orange
- 3 Tablespoons syrup , honey or Agave
- 3 Tbl coconut oil.
Preheat the oven to 300 F / 150 C
Combine the oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, orange rind and juice of 1 orange, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan over a low heat and stir in the syrup.
Remove from the heat and pour over the oat mixture and stir until everything is well coated. I like to add the dried fruit 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time, so that it doesnt go too hard.
If you prefer a clumpier granola, you can stir in the white of one egg.
Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet in a thin layer.
Bake for 20 minutes, then add the dried fruit for the last 10 minutes..
Stir a couple of times along the way. Watch it closely as each oven differs.
Remove from the oven and press down on the granola with a metal spatula. This will create more clumps. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.