I am a firm believer if you are ever trying to woo a member of the other sex or trying to sell your house, pop a batch of this granola into the oven 15 minutes before they arrive and that new-suitor will be putty in your hands/you’ll be pulling down that ‘For Sale’ sign faster than you can say “Best Ever Peanut-Butter Granola!”
This granola is the stuff of dreams. Problem with it – you may end up eating most of it fresh, crispy and warm from the oven once baked for the smell is too tantalising and the taste too delicious to resist!
How to get your mitts on this yumminess..
First of all, mix your wet ingredients so they combine into one mixture:
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
Then in a seperate clean bowl mix the dry ingredients:
1 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup buckwheat groats
100g sunflower seeds
75g pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
Add the wet mixture to the dry now combined dry ingredients, pop on your oven tray and bake for approx. 15mins at 200.C – stirring every few minutes. This is really important as the outside edges tend to cook and brown faster than the centre so it’s important that you stir and fold the outside ingredients into the centre to ensure even cooking.
The great thing about this recipe is the smell will also help you to know when it’s ready, you will get that beautiful baked smell around the house. If you like your granola slightly darker in colour simply leave for 2 minutes more in the oven as once removed from the hot oven the granola will continue to cook slightly if left on the hot baking tray so be careful not to over-bake in the oven and burn it at this stage!
To add some final superfoodie goodness, stir in 225g of goji berries and 75g toasted coconut flakes. Beautiful warm or cold, make sure you transfer the granola, once cooled, to a sealed tight container to keep it crisp and fresh.
Pictured below is said Granola enjoyed on top of fresh mango and blueberries with thick and creamy homemade oat milk. See my post on How to Make Your Own Dairy-Free Milk to make your own batch of the stuff.