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Edel’s Summer Granola Treats

Like many people on a busy morning if I am in a hurry I can tend to grab the quickest and easiest breakfast without even thinking about it. During the summer when school and exams are over and we have a little bit more time to spare I like to make a more nutritious breakfast. Normally, if I have more time in the morning I love to make and eat my own homemade granola. Rather than just having granola on it’s own with milk, I also like to make other breakfast snacks out of the granola. In this blog-post I’m going show you some granola recipes that I use to make these delicious breakfast snacks.

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Homemade Granola

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Ingredients…

  • 2 cups / 200g of Oats
  • 50g of Sunflower seeds
  • 50g of Walnuts
  • 50g of Pumpkin seeds
  • A handful of dried fruit
  • ½ cup / 100ml of Maple syrup
  • ¼ cup /  60ml of Coconut oil

You can use any nuts or seeds of your choice in this recipe, and switch it up a bit.

What to do…

  1. Pre heat the oven to 170°C
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the oats with your nuts of choice and add in the coconut oil and maple syrup.
  4. Pour in a baking tray, and pat down so it’s evenly spread out. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and mix in the dried fruit and bake for a further 5 minutes until golden.
  6. Allow to cool, then you can store it in an airtight box. Serve this with some milk or yogurt and fresh berries for a delicious breakfast.

Granola Bites

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Ingredients…

  • 1 Carton of your preferred yogurt flavour
  • Granola
  • Fruit, I used blueberries and raspberries

What to do…

  1. Use a shallow muffin tray and line it with muffin cases.
  2. Place a tablespoon of granola into all the muffin cases.
  3. Put a tablespoon of yogurt into the cases, filling them half way.
  4. You can then decorate your granola bites and position some fruit on top.
  5. You can then place these in the freezer for 3 hours and enjoy!

Granola Bars

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Ingredients…

  • 200 grams of Oats
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • ½ cup of mixed nuts and seeds
  • ½ cup of dried fruit

What to do…

  1. Pre heat your oven to 160°C.
  2. In a pot over low heat mix your mashed banana and peanut butter together.
  3. In a separate bowl combine all your dry ingredients  (oats, seeds, nuts and fruit).
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the pot over the low heat and mix all ingredients until well combined.
  5. Line a cake pan with grease proof paper and fill it with your granola mixture.
  6. Flatten it out nicely and bake in the oven at 160°C for 18-22 minutes.
  7. Let it cool completely before cutting it into squares.

Granola Parfait

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Ingredients…

  • 1 Carton of yogurt
  • Granola
  • Some fruit of your choice

What to do…

  1. In a jar layer your yogurt and granola adding fruit in between every layer.
  2. To decorate you can add some fruit on top or drizzle with some honey or maple syrup.
  3. Eat straight away or refrigerate overnight.

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