If you haven’t checked out GoldenOats.Com – do it now… this is my lovely friend Georgia Plummer’s blog. She posts mainly about awesome food, normally various breakfasts, so I thought I would try one out for myself.
Honey Nut Granola with Pumpkin Seeds & Dried Apricot, Strawberry Yoghurt, Raspberries. 2015
This is her very scrummy, healthy banana nut granola.
I love this recipe for the fact it takes literally two minutes of effort and has five ingredients. You can do this one in your sleep!
So I swayed off course a bit and used porridge oats instead of rolled oats and peanut butter instead of almond butter… oopsie – but it still tastes just as good. Another bonus with this recipe, you can be thrifty with your ingredients.
Green Tea, Honey Nut Granola, Dissertation // Instagram. 2015
Honey Nut Granola. 2015
Green Tea, Honey Nut Granola, Dissertation. 2015
Green Tea. 2015
Here’s Georgia’s recipe or you can check out her original post, over on Golden Oats, HERE.
Healthy Banana Nut Granola
- 2 cups/200g rolled oats
- 1 Very Ripe Banana, Mashed
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter
- 2 Tbsp Honey/Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
First, preheat your oven to 160 degrees (fan) or equivalent.
Then, place all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together until the oats have combined into little clusters. I use my hands for this bit – so much quicker.
Now, scatter onto a non-stick baking tray, which has been greased with a small amount of olive oil. I drizzled a bit on and used some kitchen roll to spread the oil around and soak up the excess.
Georgia’s Handy Tip No.1: “I tend not to line my tray because the heat from the metal tray helps the granola to become crispy more quickly.”
Cook your granola mix on the top shelf of your oven for 30-40 minutes. Make sure to turn the granola with a spoon every 5 minutes to ensure all the clusters turn a beautiful golden colour and get nice and crispy.
Georgia’s Handy Tip No.2: I like to turn the mixture around the tray to make sure that the middle goes to the outside and the granola cooks evenly.
Once your granola is cooked, leave to cool until it reaches room temperature. Now it’s the fun bit… choose your container of choice and add your extras.
- Sultanas, raisins or your favourite dried fruits
- Toasted almonds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Or any other nuts
You can either eat as is or serve with fresh or dried fruit, milk (normal, soya or nut) or your choice of yogurt.
Enjoy & check out Golden Oats for more breakfast inspiration!