Summer granola -2

In a previous post I wrote how I love a little crunch in my breakfast bowl. It has been really warm summer and I find myself craving a fruity summer crunch. Sometimes nuts just do not cut it and store bought granola often contains quite a lot of sugar therefore a new challenge, to create my own granola!!

Summer granola -1

Healthy summer granola

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  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 8
  • Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • cup millet flakes
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries
  • 1/2 cup mulberries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover a baking tray with baking parchment, spread the granola mixture on it.
  2. Bake the granola for about 30 minutes. Flip the mixture every 10 minutes to make sure it browns evenly.
  3. After 30 minutes take the granola out of the oven and let it cool down on the baking tray before you store it in a container.

This crispy granola combines all the favours of summer in one bowl. The strawberries, crunchy baked coconut flakes, mulberries and all slightly sweetened fills your mouth with summer freshness. Adding pumpkin seeds for a little crunch gives a subtle hint that autumn is just around the corner.

Summer granola -3This granola can be made using millet flakes or oats, I chose to use millet flakes thus making the ganola mix gluten free. Feel free to get adventurous with your fruit mix too, depending on what dried fruits are available. With a little creativity you could make your own favorit granola.