I already announced it on Instagram and as mentioned, here is a delicious granola recipe for you. I haven't made any granola myself for a few weeks and it wasn't until I made one again this week after a long time that I realized how much I missed it. I like to eat the granola simply with coconut yoghurt or as a topping on my porridge.
I always vary the ingredients in my granola, including the spices. Depending on what I have at home. However, the basis is always the same. I always choose nuts of my choice that I have at home and oatmeal should not be missing in my granola. I mostly choose gluten free oatmeal and if I don't have any on hand then whole grain oatmeal. I love oatmeal and I also find that it is good for my digestion. I very rarely have problems when I eat oatmeal, and when I do, it's usually the combination of what I'm eating and not the oatmeal itself.
Sometimes, like this recipe for you guys, I add some cocoa, it helps me quench my cravings for sweets and most of us know that chocolate makes you happy. This has to do with the serotonin that is produced in the body when cocoa is consumed. In addition, cocoa contains magnesium, which among other things is also very supportive in times before and during the period when you have stomach cramps.
When choosing cocoa powder, make sure that it is sugar-free. If the granola isn't sweet enough for you at the end, then add some sweetness to the granola.
I love almonds and that's why I don't miss them in my granola recipe. Almonds not only keep your skin young, they are also packed with healthy nutrients. They contain vitamins such as E and B, but also minerals such as magnesium, calcium or zinc. The only small drawback, they bring a high calorie content. I've had a rule for a long time, a handful of nuts a day, but no more.
As already mentioned, oatmeal is good for my digestion. This is because they generally have a positive effect on digestion. They have a high fiber content and also shine with valuable vitamins, such as vitamin B1 and other vitamin B. They also contain minerals such as iron, zinc or magnesium.
Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of protein. I like to eat them and add them to everything possible, such as salads, soups or, like here, in the granola. They are also full of minerals and vitamins and are perfect for adding to your diet.
I try to use hemp seeds or chia seeds as a topping every day. Both contain the valuable omega 3, which is very important for the body. Each of us needs omega 3 fatty acids, they are vital for us. Chia seeds also contain fiber, which keeps us full for longer and also regulates blood sugar levels. Chia seeds are not considered a superfood without reason, because they provide many valuable vitamins and minerals that the body needs. I can only recommend that you include chia seeds in your diet.
Now for the recipe for you. I have one of my favorite granolas for you here.
Basic Almond Chocolate Granola
- 60g rolled oats (optionally gluten-free)
- 20g pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 10g quinoa pops
- 40g chopped almonds (or nuts of your choice)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder (without sugar)
- ½ banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 2-3 tbsp water
Put all ingredients except cinnamon, cocoa, banana, almond butter and water in a large bowl and mix. Then add the cinnamon and cocoa and mix again briefly. Mash the banana with a fork and mix with the almond butter, add the water and mix everything with the granola. Stir well so that the granola is well mixed with the almond-banana mixture.
Place the granola on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 150 degrees for 15-20 minutes and allow to cool. It can be stored well covered in a jar in the cupboard or you can freeze it if you like.
I wish you a lot of fun imitating and enjoying your granola!