Among the « do it yourself » things, I guess granola is probably on the top list. You may ask, why should we prepare something that can be easily be bought? I often ask myself the same question, especially when I first try doing something I was used to buying before.
For me, it all started with food, especially with bread that I enjoy doing sometimes, with ghee (clarified butter), biscuits, plant-milk… It is true that the list may go on and on, so sometimes you need to make your mind where to end it… The first motivation for me is the pleasure to cook and the possibility to use quality ingredients. But there is also the fun to experiment something new and a kind of pride you take in making a day-to-day product.
This is also why I started making beauty products at home. At first, I was a little bit skeptical regarding the effectiveness of homemade lotions, serums and oils, but I quickly realized that their quality was much better. They are more potent than trade products, and really less expensive!
I ended up offering workshops for people who want to learn how to make a lotion, a scrub or deodorant that don’t contain any dangerous products for health such as phthalate, aluminum of paraben.
It is quite the same thing with this granola! Simple to make, easy to customize, less expensive that the ones you can find in stores, and possible to store several days. All the facts are here to convince you to try handmade granola!
Summer Strawberry Granola
Gives 350 g
150 g oat flakes
50 g coconut powder
40 g crushed almonds
30 g pumpkin seeds
80 g mapple sugar or rapadura (you can add more according to your preferences)
+ 125 g strawberries
Heat a large pan on low heat. Pour all the ingredients (except raspberries) and cook for about 7 – 10 minutes, stirring at times. The granola should turn to a beautiful golden color. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Add the raspberries before serving. This granola is perfect with cream cheese or milk (vegetal or regular milk).
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