This is one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever posted on my blog. Is that a bad thing..?
Of course it’s not!
Simple is good. Simple is delicious. Simple is the stuff you get out of bed for on a Friday morning. No one wants to spend an hour in the kitchen making a superfood unicorn smoothie bowl with spherical dragon fruit pieces and exactly 58 chia seeds, delicately placed to form a perfect circle. No.
One morning earlier this week, after a solid 10 minute snooze (*cough* 45 minutes at least) I realised I had very little time for breakfast. I was however and as always, extremely hungry, so I needed a good breakfast to fuel me for my big grown up day. Cue the easiest granola in the whole wide world!
I’m all about doing two things at once and there’s no exception when it comes to cooking. One of the easiest things about this recipe is it can be prepped super quick and then left unattended while you get on with other important stuff. Important like jumping back into bed for another 20 minutes.
So, while I preheated the oven on said morning, I had a shower. Once showered (and still in my towel I may add) I popped some coconut oil and date syrup in the microwave, measured the oats and nuts while waiting for the *PIIING!* and mixed it all together on the baking tray with my hands. Then baked for 20 minutes while I sorted my face, hair and clothes. 1 tray, 1 bowl, 1 spoon and a whole jar-full of granola! And fully dressed and made-up by the end of the cooking time! It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Oh and did I mention it’s refined sugar-free?
That’s the definition of winning my friends. Winning.
- 150g oats
- 100g nuts of your choice (I went for almonds and walnuts)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp sweetener of your choice (I used date syrup, but you could use maple, agave, honey etc.)
- Sprinkle of cinnamon (about a teaspoon or so)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan).
- Measure the oats and nuts onto a baking tray and mix in the cinnamon. Put the coconut oil and sweetener into a microwaveable bowl and heat gently until the oil has melted.
- Pour the oil into the tray and mix until the oats are coated in the oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
- Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes – the oats will crisp up slightly as they cool.