Mixed nuts & Pumpkin seeds Granola cereal

Granola cereals are quite expensive. They usually come in ‘not too big’ boxes like what you find in Crunchy nut and co. and they are way pricier than them. This reason plus the fact that I wanted to be the one deciding how much sugar goes into my cereal made me go hunting for granola recipes that work. After some looking around, I found one here and tweaked it by adding some ingredients to my own liking. 

Now, why does this recipe work for me? Easy question. One, it’s so easy to put together so much so that just about 35 mins, a nutritious breakfast is served. Two, the addition of natural peanut butter is brilliant, that is just how I like my meal, great combination of carbs, proteins, and fats. Third reason is that it looks lush on your plate with low-fat greek yoghurt, giving the fact that we eat with our eyes validation. I think I have said enough to sell this winner granola recipe. Well, one last thing. I can almost hear someone saying, just cut the chase and tell us what we need and what to do. Okay, I’ll oblige and do just that 🙂

This is what they look like before popping them in the oven.

This is what they look like after. Yummy, right?

WHAT YOU NEED

2 cups Jumbo rolled oats

3/4 cup natural peanut butter, room temperature

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tbsp honey

A generous handful of pumpkin seeds

A generous handful of mixed nuts

WHAT TO DO

Preheat oven to 160 C.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the oats, peanut butter {if too thick, pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds}, maple syrup, honey, pumpkin seeds and mixed nuts {you can use a meat mallet to break them up a bit}. Mix all the ingredients well and spread on your lined baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Once out of the oven, allow to cool before serving. 

You can serve yoghurt, milk or eat it just like that!

If you don’t fancy them with peanut butter, watch out for another granola recipe coming soon that doesn’t include peanut butter.

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