I am the GRANOLA QUEEN. I LOVE granola. It is something I will snack on or throw on top of smoothies, in smoothie bowls or serve simply with yoghurt.
I used to buy granola all the time until I realised how easy peasy it is to make yourself, minus the added sugar & palm oil, which is contained within many brands of granola.
I like my granola a little bit crunchy but with a doughy-ness in the big chunky bits. The great thing about making it yourself is that you can create the consistency you like based on how long you leave it in the oven.
Anyone who knows me will know how much I love bananas and use them in my cakes, shakes, and treats all the time. They have a great consistency and are a good alternative to eggs and butter in cake. I use them to help the granola stick together in this recipe.
This granola could be made with any flavour. You could sub the tahini for another nut butter or skip it altogether but I really like the date and tahini combination.
There are lots of benefits of this tasty granola.
The oats are a great source of fibre and aid digestion and the buckwheat groats contain B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, copper, potassium.
On top of that, there's walnuts, sunflower seeds, dates and banana. What is not to love? It's simple to make and super tasty so there's no excuse not to try making your own.
1 mug of oats
1 teacup of unroasted buckwheat groats
2 dessert spoons maple syrup
8-10 dates chopped
1 handful of walnuts
2 dessert spoon chai seeds
3 dessert spoons coconut oil (melted)
1 mashed banana
3 dessert spoons tahini (or sub with almond or peanut butter)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Mash your banana in a bowl
2. Melt coconut oil in a pan on low heat and then add tahini, cinnamon, maple syrup.
3. Add all dry ingredients and mix until coated.
4. Place grease proof paper onto oven proof dish.
5. Add mixture onto baking tray and spread out evenly. Place in over at 180 degrees for approx 20 minutes.
6. After ten minute check and move the granola around the tray so it doesn't burn. Keep checking.
You can enjoy this granola in so many ways. My favourite is as a snack. I will eat little handfuls to keep me going between meals or on top of a shake or smoothie bowl.
If you like my recipe, please share with someone you know who loves granola.