I have to admit that my breakfast on weekdays is pretty straightforward. I have the same breakfast every weekday: muesli with fresh fruit and fat free yogurt.
I just think it’s a great start of the day. I don’t like bread in the mornings, I do want to get some energy for the day and I don’t have to worry too much about my fruit intake during the rest of the day.
I used to eat cruesli (the crunchy granola) in the morning, until I discovered it contained quite some added sugars. I switched to muesli, but even there it’s difficult to find an unsweetened version. Many contain honey. Which might sound more healthy than sugar, but for your body it’s exactly the same.
So I decided to make my own healthy granola. This granola is gluten free, sugar free and vegan. It’s super easy to make and you can keep in a container for several days. So you can just make a portion on Sunday afternoon and have a healthy breakfast the entire week.
Here’s the recipe for about 7 portions.
* 150 gr (5 oz) oatmeal
* 2 tbs flaxseed
* 5 tbs mixed nuts of your choice (coarsely cut)
* 2tbs cookie spices (or cinnamon)
* 2 tbs coconut oil
(Optionally 1 tbs honey, if you like sweet)
* 3tbs raisins
* 2 tbs mulberries (optional)
Preheat the oven tot 180C/350F. Mix all the ingredients, except the raisins and the mulberries in a big bowl. The first time I made this granola I made the mistake to put the raisins in there straight away, but they burn really fast in the oven. Spread the granola out on a tray with parchment paper. Put in the oven for 30 minutes, and toss the granola every 10 minutes.
Let it cool completely on the baking tray before putting it in a bowl and mixing it with the raisins and mulberries. This allows for the granola to become crunchy.
As said, you can store the granola in an airtight container for about 5 days. This granola tastes great with yogurt and fresh fruit, or optionally a tablespoon of sugar free fruit spread.
I never skip breakfast, and I don’t have to because I always have a delicious and healthy breakfast waiting for me!