FROM SCRATCH : healthiest ever chocolate granola | budget version

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as i’m sure a lot of you can agree with, granola is one of the tastiest treats on the planet.
is it breakfast ? is it dessert ? is it a snack ?
who cares, it’s yummy !

but quite often a lot of the granola recipes i stumble upon have quite pricey ingredients… goji berries, macadamia nuts, matcha tea… ain’t nobody got a budget for that ! ( at least not me )

so here it is – my cheapified version of the healthiest granola ever recipe i’ve shared before.
and like usual : no oil, no added sugar or syrup, no hanky panky.

all the ingredients i’ve used are organic. still this granola is just a fraction of the price it would have been if i’d bought it readymade in the food shop.

i’e gone with sunflower seeds instead of more expensive nuts and seeds. sunflower seeds are hella cheap, delicious, and good for you.
instead of oils or tahini ( which i used in my earlier granola recipe ) i’ve gone with plain old bananas. yep, it works beautifully !

oats are of course cheap, organic raisins and dates are cheaper than other dried fruits. cinnamon, shredded coconut, and cacao for some added flavouring and we’ve got the yummiest little lumps of health.

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healthiest ever chocolate granola
makes one large baking sheet
3 ripe bananas
about 10 dates, pitted
100 ml / 0.4 cup unsweetened cacao ( or more, depending on how strong a chocolate flavour you want )
a splash of water
500 g / 17.5 oz oats ( use gluten-free is you’re intolerant )
100 ml / 3.5 oz puffed brown rice
200 ml / 0.8 cup sunflower seeds
200 ml / 0.8 cups raisins
100 ml / 0.4 cup shredded coconut
1 tbsp cinnamon

– preheat the oven to 150° C / 300° F.
– blend bananas, dates, and cacao until smooth. add a splash of water if needed to adjust the texture. check the video for consistency reference.
– in a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. you can choose to wait with the raisins until after the granola is done, but i prefer to let them join the other ingredients in the oven. it makes them chewy and caramelly which i like. be careful not to burn them though !
– add the chocolate blend to the bowl and mix thoroughly until all the dry ingredients are covered.
– place a parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or so. the granola should feel firm but not too dry, since it dries up even more when cooled off. let cool completely before placing it in an airtight container. i like putting a piece of kitchen towel in the container, to absorb any moisture left in the granola.

tip !
if you can’t find the puffed rice, i’ve just crumbled up some rice cakes in the past and it works great. make sure they’re unseasoned though ^^

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you know, my last granola recipe is one of my most popular recipes of all times – which was a complete surprise to me !
i don’t even know how many times you’ve tagged me on instagram with that recipe. looking forward to see if you try this baby out !

we already finished this batch ( it just took a couple of days uh-oh ) so seeing these pics gives me the biggest craving.
time to get a new batch going !

love // jenny

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