Homemade Gran-oh-la Recipe

 

Granola is quick and easy to make and is so much cheaper and healthier to make it at home rather than buy it from the shops.

Granola is perfect for breakfast or to eat as a snack throughout the day. Consisting of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil and agave syrup baked in the oven until nice and golden to give it that perfect crunch. Whats great about Granola is that it is totally customizable, you can pretty much add anything to it once you have the base of oats and syrup.

A bowl full of granola can be packed full with natural nutrients, it’s so flavorful and delicious. No matter what combination you choose you can’t go wrong.

By adding in fresh fruit after rather than using dried fruit can help cut down on the sugar intake. We also used agave syrup instead of using brown sugar keeping the sugar down and creating an even more healthier go-to-snack.

I had always been worried about making Granola, thinking that It was hard to make or that it had too much sugar in it. But, it really was simple to make and enjoyed by all the family.

Once made, store it in an air tight container in the cupboard.

Granola

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Wet Ingredient

  • 1 Cup Maple Syrup/Brown Sugar (Coconut sugar) Honey or Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Organic Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Dessicated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Mixed Nuts and Seeds (I used walnuts, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins or fruit
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 160

  2. Melt all of the wet ingredients on the hob. 
  3. Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add in the wet ingredients. Mix together until all coated.
  4. Line baking tray with baking paper and coat the granola mixture evenly over the paper
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Mix it all up half way through, I added some more Agave Syrup so that it clumped together

I prefer to eat my granola with natural yoghurt and fresh berries and my children liked eating there’s at lunch time on its own.

Granola is perfect to eat at anytime of the day.

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Home-Made Magic Reindeer Dust

Bring some magic into your house and your child’s heart with these hand-made christmas craft Reindeer Dust!

Help guide Santa and his reindeer’s to your chimney by sprinkling some magic reindeer dust on to the floor outside on Christmas Eve, the smell of the oats will guide the reindeer’s and the glitter will shine in the moonlight to help Santa find your house!

I made these little gifts not only for my own children but also for the children in school as they are low-cost and really are a beautiful little gift to give. They help keep the magic alive in their little hearts!

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To make these you will need:

Polystyrene bags / organza bags

Ribbon

Paper to put the reindeer message on

Card

Oats

Glitter and christmas table confetti

Bells to decorate

Hole punch

Glue

Instructions:

Type/write your message onto the paper, stick it onto some backing card, we made ours to measure about 3cm x 7cm. Punch a hole in the top corner to thread the ribbon through.

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Place a tablespoon of oats in a bag and sprinkle some glitter in side too, add some confetti but not too much.

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Tie the bag up with some ribbon but don’t forget to tread through the ribbon, at this point you can add a bell aswell if you wanted to.

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Watch your little ones face when you present them with these and keep the christmas alive!

Hope you like reading my post 🙂

 

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