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.
Personally I just love Bircher muesli, it is made in minutes and is a simple answer to a delicious breakfast as the oats soak up all the goodness the night before to fill you up come morning time with minimal effort and maximum reward. The orange zest and juice give a really nice lift to these oats to remind us of the sun filled days to come!
- 110g oats
- 2 tbsp milled linseed
- 1 tbsp hemp or chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flaked almonds
- 1 tbsp raisins/dried cranberries/apricot
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Zest of 1/2 small orange
- 1/2 juice of a fresh small orange
- 150ml milk (use whatever variety you like natural/nut/rice/oat/soya)
- 50ml water
- Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl or Kilner jar.
- Add the orange juice along with the milk & water.
- Stir well together & store in the fridge overnight (if you think the mix looks a little dry or you like a more gooey texture just add more milk/water).
- Come morning, stir again to ensure well combined & serve with orange segments & a dollop of natural/Greek yoghurt.
This muesli will leave you content until lunch and is a great way to shake up your breakfast routine. The apple could be substituted for pear, any kind of nut or plant milk works well and some cranberry juice is another nice addition.
- 3 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 small apple, coarsely grated
- 10 tbsp milk
- 5 tbsp water
- Place the oats, seeds and cinnamon in a breakfast bowl.
- Grate in the apple and stir through the milk and water. If the oats appear a bit dry just add more milk/water.
- Cover with cling-film and leave in the fridge overnight to allow the oats, chia and hemp seeds absorb the liquid and soften.
- Simply top with some yoghurt and seasonal fruit.