Make Your Own Granola!

My fringe is so long that it's annoying me. And my hair is now at a length which I cannot decide if I should snip or let it grow. Ughhhh.

#girlproblems #badhairday

Photo of my cutie from last night. 😍 So cute my heart cannot.

And here's a photo of my bruised and battered knuckles from this morning's boxing class. Lolol. Nobody makes me angry from now on. 😏😏😏

Alsooooo, gonna be sharing the recipe for homemade granola today! ✨

Busy day at work so I'll talk to you guys later!

This week's diy project. Can't wait to see how these turn out!! I sure hope they'll be worth it though.

Inhaled so much paint fumes and I'm having the most horrible headache now.

Poor hand needs some sympathy.

😩😭

Aside from the bruises from boxing class earlier, it is now plagued with paint splats. It actually looks like I have some kinda disease lollll. I don't even wanna look at it.

Sent ZL a photo of this asking him if he still wants to hold my hand. He hasn't replied but confirm say no. Hahahaha. We shall see.

Okay recipe time!!

This is a super easy and extremely customisable recipe.

I scoured several baking blogs before I adapted them to make my own to suit my liking. As long as you keep to this proportion of wet/dry ingredients, you can feel free to exercise some culinary creativity. Shouldn't go wrong!

#joycesayshellobakes

Ingredients

– 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (don't get the instant or quick cook type!)

– 2 cups nuts/seeds (i used an organic mix for my matcha version + chia seeds)

– 1/4 cup brown sugar

– 2 tablespoons canola oil (olive oil or melted butter would also work well!)

– 1/4 cup sweetener (honey or maple syrup are good options)

– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

– big pinch salt

– 1 cup dried blueberries (any kind of dried fruit is fine)

– 2 + 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder

* I usually prefer my baking measurements to be in grams even though I have the measuring cups at home because I like to be precise. But for granola it's so straightforward and nothing could possibly go wrong even if I'm not so accurate, so using measuring cups would be the easiest!

If you're converting them to grams because you don't own measuring cups, be sure to convert according to the different ingredients!

For eg, 1 cup of brown sugar is of different weight compared to 1 cup of oats.

Method

1) Preheat your oven to 125 deg C.

2) Dump your oats, nuts/seeds and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl.

3) In a separate bowl, combine oil, sweetener, vanilla extract and salt. Pour into the oats mixture and toss to coat evenly.

4) Spread mixture onto baking tray and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Stir to ensure it is evenly baked every 30 minutes.

5) Remove from oven once time is up and let cool.

6) Sprinkle blueberries and matcha powder once mixture is cooled and toss to combine in a large bowl.

And tadahhhh there you have it!

You can keep it for up to 2-3 weeks in an airtight container and they are great for a quick breakfast fix.

***It is ALOT of granola so you might wanna halve the recipe if you're not so confident for your first try!!

Making granola is super fun because I get to utilise whatever ingredients I have on hand and come up with (what I feel might be) interesting flavours!

In fact… I made another batch after the matcha blueberry version. Lolol.

This version has pecan nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, shredded coconut bits and dark chocolate drizzled over. I also used gula melaka syrup as the sweetener since there are coconut bits, so the flavour was pretty cohesive!

This morning I had my granola with greek yoghurt and peach slices before gym. Awesome fuel!

πŸ’ͺ🏻

Can't wait to explore other flavours!!

Spot my pink Ikea bowl from yesterday. Lolol. And happy that I woke up early enough today to make breakfast look pretty. ☺️

I've been on a baking streak lately… Made brownies the other night and they turned out yumzxzx.

Shall share the recipe here soon too!!

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