Friday, August 11, 2017

Homemade granola and almond milk

Who doesn't like a crunchy, slightly sweet and tasty granola? I sure love it! But the store bought ones are full with added sugar, preservatives and added oils. But the best thing is that we can make some healthy granola at home :)

- 175 g (1.5 cups) grain flakes of your choice – I used granola base (equal parts oats, wheat, rye and barley flakes) for gluten free use gluten free flakes
- 90 g (2/3 cup) peanuts
- 100 g (1 cup) dates
- 50 g (1/2 cup) goji berries
- 25 g (1/2 cup) coconut flakes
- 20 g sunflower seeds
- 50 g (1/2 cups) almond meal (leftover from making almond milk) or crushed almonds
- 2 g (2/3 tsp) cinnamon
- 1 dash of salt
Optional – agave syrup (1-2 tbsp) or more dates if you want it sweeter

Soak the dates in hot water for 10-20 minutes
Chop the peanuts. Blend the dates until you have a paste; add a splash of water if the mixture is too thick
Mix the flakes and the almond meal with the date paste and extra sweetener if needed.
On the stovetop add the mixed flakes in a hot and dry pan on medium-low heat. Mix continuously and be careful not to burn it. Add the rest of the ingredients without the cinnamon. Keep mixing until everything is almost dry. Add the cinnamon. Keep cooking until the mixture is dry.
You can make this in the oven too, but you need to mix everything together from the start and put it on a thin layer on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy (after 8-9 minutes check to see how everything is going)
You can store in an airtight container for a week (or 2) but I really don't know if it will stay fresh for more than 4-5 days, because we eat it pretty fast.

You can use only oat flakes or the grain mix that you like
You can use the leftovers from the nut milk of your choice instead of almonds
Instead of dates you can only use a liquid sweetener of your choice.

Also, keep in mind that this is not a fixed recipe. You can change the ingredients and the proportions and make it your own.

Almond milk:

-1 cup dry almonds (soak for at least 12 hours, but no more than 48 h)
-4 cups water
Rinse and drain the almonds. Add the almonds and the water into a blender. Pulse everything a few times to break the almonds. Blend everything for at least 30 seconds, until you have a smooth liquid. Strain everything and with the pulp you can make granola!
You can add sweetener, some vanilla, or you can toast the almonds for a different taste :)
You can store it in the fridge for about 3 days :)

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  1. I usually don't eat this kind of food because those we can find in stores are quite unhealthy but this version looks very interesting and healthy too, thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you very much! This is a healthy version, though calorie dense because of the seeds and nuts. But it's tasty :)