Ahh granola. You have won my heart and earned your spot at my breakfast table.
I have been making granola every week for over a month now, and I still can’t keep up! My family just devours it too fast. But I can’t complain. My homemade granola contains no added sugars (in any form), and is full of wholegrain oats, nuts and seeds, so it makes a healthy breakfast or snack.
Luckily granola is easy to make. Mix up the ingredients and bake – it couldn’t be easier! Just don’t forget to stir every so often otherwise you will end up with burnt bits…
I used puffed amaranth in this recipe as I have had a bag of it hanging out in my pantry for over 2 years now…I’m not even sure what I bought it for originally! But it made a nice addition to this granola. Amaranth is a nutritious little seed, somewhat similar to quinoa. It is a complete protein, and is rich in iron, magnesium and phosphorous. If you haven’t tried amaranth yet, give it a go! I know I will be buying more to try out in more recipes. If you follow my Instagram account you will know I made some delicious bliss balls with this puffed amaranth too!
- 2 cups quick oats
- 2 cups traditional rolled oats
- 2 cups puffed amaranth
- 1 cup walnuts
- 3 bananas
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 6 tbs peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Combine the oats and amaranth in a large bowl.
- Chop the walnuts and add to the bowl.
- Mash the bananas and combine with the coconut oil and peanut butter before adding to the large bowl with oats.
- Combine all ingredients well and lay out onto trays.
- Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes, stirring every 10-20 minutes, until dry.
This recipe is being shared at the Plant Based Potluck Party.
- Have you tried amaranth before?
- Are you a granola fiend?
- What has been hanging out in your pantry for years?