Granola

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Looking for a tasty way to enjoy your granola in the morning? From granola cups to fruity parfaits, we’ve got you covered for every meal including breakfast, brunch, or even a healthy afternoon snack!

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Parfait

A healthy homemade parfait is the perfect way to combine granola and your favourite seasonal fruits. Serve in a clear glass and make sure to layer it up to keep the berries fresh.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Granola cups

Make your own healthy granola cups by filling a cupcake tray with the mixture before it sets. For the filling, add some Greek yoghurt, yummy berries and chia seeds for extra flavour and texture.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Muffins

Who knew that granola can also be used to create a healthy breakfast muffin? One of our favourite recipes uses granola, brown sugar and fresh blueberries for a tasty snack you can keep in the pantry.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Baked oatmeal

Instead of using the standard oatmeal mix, add some granola, blueberries and a pinch of chocolate chips for a crunch oatmeal cupcake. Bake until golden brown, then leave to cool before serving with a cup of coffee.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

Breakfast bars

Bake your very own granola bars made from scratch and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Add a few super foods into the mix for a truly healthy snack which you can enjoy on-the-go.

5 Tasty Granola Recipe Ideas

What are some of your favourite ways to enjoy granola?

Images via Yummy Healthy Easy, Chocolate Covered Katie, Damn Delicious, Sugar Free Mom

Pumpkin Pecan Maple Granola Recipe

Sometimes, even the “healthy” granola from the supermarket can have hidden sugars, preservatives and artificial additives. That is why we always recommend making your own – so you know exactly what is going into your body. This pumpkin, pecan and maple granola is the perfect fall recipe, packed with the season’s yummiest ingredients. Try something new for breakfast this week!

Makes 18

Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats

1 1/4 cups raw pecans

1/3 cup raw pepitas

3 tbsp sugar (optional – substitute with extra maple syrup or agave)

¼ tsp of sea salt

3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional – an extra pinch of cinnamon)

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees.
  2. Mix oats, pecans, pepitas, sugar, salt and spice in a large bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the coconut oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree and whisk.
  4. Pour over the dry ingredients and quickly mix with a wooden spoon.
  5. Transfer mixture to two baking trays, lined with baking paper, and spread evenly across the surface. Bake for 22-30 minutes, stirring at the halfway mark. If you prefer chunkier granola, don’t stir as it breaks up the clusters. Instead, just rotate the pan or tray to ensure the batch is cooked evenly.
  6. Once the granola is golden brown, remove from oven and let cool until crispy.
  7. Transfer to an airtight container.
  8. Enjoy with milk or yoghurt.

 Image and recipe via minimalistbaker.com.

Easy Paleo Breakfast Recipes

The paleo lifestyle prides itself on creating wholesome food, which for the most part is natural and preservative-free. If you find yourself with limited time to whip-up a filling breakfast, why not try some our two paleolithic breakfast recipes. They require minimal effort, and are packed with many vitamins and minerals which will keep you energised and alert throughout the day.

Banana Nut Pancakes

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Ingredients

2 bananas (chopped)

2 heaping tablespoons chunk almond butter

4 eggs

Dark chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

Mash the bananas together in a large mixing bowl, then add the chunky almond butter and blend well.

Scoop a quarter of the mixture onto a clean frying pan over medium heat. Wait for a few bubbles to appear on the surface before flipping onto the other side.

Sprinkle a touch of dark chocolate chips for an extra boost of sweet flavour.

Granola bars

Easy Paleo Breakfast Recipes

Ingredients

2 cups assorted nuts and seeds

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup sunflower seed butter

1/2 cup raw honey

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine the assorted nuts and seeds into a large mixing bowl and combine well.
  2. Remove 1 cup of the assorted nuts and deposit them onto a chopping board. Cut them into smaller pieces with a sharp knife.
  3. Add the remaining 2 cups of assorted nuts into a food processor and pulse until they’re fine. Then add these nuts and the ones from the chopping board into a large bowl with the dried cranberries and coconut.
  4. Take a small saucepan and add the coconut oil, sunflower seed butter, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon over a medium heat. Remove the mixture once it starts to bubble, then pour into the previous bowl. Mix well.
  5. Press the mixture together, then wait for it cool before covering and putting it in the freezer for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from the freezer, then slice and enjoy!

Images and Recipes via Paleoporn

Peanut Butter Granola Wrap With Strawberry and Banana

Next time you’re in a rush to get ready and leave home, prepare a quick granola wrap which you can eat on-the-go. You could even enjoy this meal as a snack, or lunch by swapping some ingredients and adding some protein instead. The textures will be delicious to mix together, while also keeping you fuller for longer.

Ingredients

1 large tortilla (wheat)

1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup sliced bananas

2 tbsp granola

1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter

1 tbsp sugar-free strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Sliced all the fresh fruit, then put it aside into a bowl.
  2. Heat the tortilla in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, then wait until it cools down. Spread the peanut butter and jam (optional).
  3. Place the strawberries, bananas and granola before wrapping the tortilla and tucking in the ends.

Image and Recipe via Baking with Blondie