Granola is easily my favourite breakfast option. It’s such an easy meal, just top the granola with some fresh fruit and yoghurt and you are set for the day. Oats are a great option for the morning as they packed full of slow release energy.
This recipe for granola is perfect for someone who doesn’t have an oven or like when I was travelling around New Zealand and cooking on a portable gas stove as I lived out of my van. The even better thing about this granola recipe is that it literally takes 5 minutes and breakfast is sorted for at least a week.
I love how you can vary granola in lots of ways imaginable so your breakfast bowl is always packed of fresh flavours. Add any nuts, dried fruit, seeds or spices like cinnamon, turmeric or even ginger to your granola.
Why not try my other favourite granola recipe too.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 200g jumbo oats
- 2 tbsp nuts (peanuts, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds)
- 2 tbsp dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, coconut, apricots)
- Melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan or wok over a medium heat.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir until coated in oil.
- Stir continuously to ensure no burning for 5 minutes until the oats are golden.
- Remove from pan and allow to cool.
- Serve with some fresh fruit and yoghurt.
Oats is the preferred option for many to start their day. Oats are not only a great source of slow-release carbohydrate but also a really versatile ingredient to have in your kitchen cupboard. They don’t go off, are inexpensive and can be eaten as any meal of the day.
Meals that can be prepared in advance are great for time short people, find more meal prep tips here. Overnight oats are a great option for any busy person as all the work is done the night or even day before. A little bit of chopping and stirring is the only work required with eating taking the longest!
The options with overnight oats are endless and I have plenty more inspiration on the blog for you. My latest variation is inspired by my travels through South America and perfect for the summer season. Top with some more yoghurt, seeds, nuts or berries as you like.Serves 2.
- 4 tbsp jumbo oats
- 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
- 5 tbsp yoghurt, plain
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 passion fruit
- Using a clean resealable jar or tub. Place all the items into the tub.
- Mix thoroughly together and place in the fridge overnight.
- Remove from the fridge in the morning, stir again and serve with a sprinkle of coconut, pineapple pieces and passionfruit.