By Hayley Tia
Bake a batch of your own granola, loaded with seeds, spices, and sweet dried fruits without the hidden sugar content of regular store-bought varieties or the price tag! Add a spoonful of Natural Homemade Greek Yogurt to make this the perfect energy-boosting breakfast, or mid-afternoon pick-me-up whilst on passage.
2 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup almonds roughly chopped
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of dried goji berries
1/3 cup flax seed meal
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground all-spice
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, but any mild flavoured oil works well here, like grape-seed oil or avocado oil
Mix the oats, coconut flakes, almonds, flax meal, and spices in a bowl.
Once combined add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil, ensuring that all the dry ingredients are well coated.
For those with an oven in their galley, spread the mixture over two baking trays and bake at 180c/350f for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring half way through.
For those like me without an oven, crunchy granola can also be achieved perfectly on the stove top. Simply bring a large fry pan to medium heat pouring in the mixture. Be sure to stir continuously until slightly toasted- approximately 5-10 minutes. Please note; it can burn easily if left unattended- now is not the time for multi-tasking!
Allow to cool before adding the seeds and goji berries.
Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.
Makes approximately 6 cups
A liveaboard sailor and professional copywriter, creating content from the cabin of her floating home. Prior to life on the water, Hayley owned and operated a seaside cafe for over 7 years whilst starting a degree in marine biology. She now enjoys the space and time the liveaboard life has given her and enjoys preparing nutritious meals in the galley as well as utilising her qualifications as a yoga instructor to lead morning yoga sessions on the beach at each new anchorage.
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