Making granola at home is so very simple and inexpensive, you wonder why it costs so much at the supermarket! Today we'll save future-you some money and help present-you make crunchy and healthy granola at home.
Apart from cost, most store-bought granola brands have another problem: excessive use of refined sugars. In our recipe, we have replaced all added sugar with a naturally-sweet date paste.
The result is a 33% reduction in sugar content. We compared 100g of our granola to one from our local supermarket and measured that ours has 8g of sugars, while the store-bought's has 12g. And our sugars come only from natural sources, so they are also healthier. Happy days!
Ok, so now we know how to make healthier granola. But what's the secret to making it fantastic? Apart from picking flavourful ingredients, we think the contrast between crunchiness and softness is the key. Here we mixed crunchy nuts, cocoa nibs and oats with chewy apricots. Yum!
The best thing about this recipe is that you can swap in your favourite fruit and nuts once you learn the basics. You'll have so much fun crafting your favourite granola! Need some inspiration? Check out our substitution suggestions.
Meanwhile, just follow our instructions below to get started. Enjoy!
NOTE: The default ingredients yield about 500g (1.1 lbs) of granola and one serving consists of 40g (1.4oz) of granola.