Something a little different on Beauty & le Chic this morning... We all know that beauty starts from within, and what I put into my body is just as important as what I put onto my body (and you know how much of a skincare junkie I am). I try to eat well. I thought I was eating well ditching the bacon baps and crunching on granola for breakfast – then I discovered there’s about 30 grams of the sugar in one measly bowl! Deliciously Ella I aint, but knocking up your own granola is ridiculously easy and, it turns out delicious, and that’s why I had to share...
3 cups of Oats
1 cup nuts (I used flaked almonds, brazil, hazelnuts)
1 cup mixed seeds (I used pumpkin, sunflower and sesame)
1 cup sultanas or Raisins
3 tablespoons Chia Seeds (amazing for digestion)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
HowPre heat oven to around 180
Take a large mixing bowl and add the oats
If you’re using full size nuts, whizz them up in a food processor first. If you don’t have a food processor, throw them in a food bag, place on a copping board and whack with a rolling pin – take that you little nuts.
Add all the nuts and seeds to the bowl and stir.
In a pan, melt the coconut oil and honey before adding to the mixture. This helps bind the ingredients and make a sticky mess.
Now transfer to a baking stray and pop in the oven for 30 minutes.
Stir occasionally to ensure the top does burn and add the sultanas 10 minutes before the end – this avoids them going too crispy.
And voila healthy, tasty, easy and completely sugar free granola!
You can totally play about with the recipe too. Swap honey for maple syrup if you’d prefer it sweeter or try different dried fruits. Serve it, however the hell you like – I like almond milk and berries. Try it hot with some frozen yogurt or ice cream, it’s like a guilt free fruit crumble!