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Make Your Own {breakfast}

We love breakfast. And we have a few favourites that we enjoy weekly.

Homemade granola is easily the most versatile pantry item I make. Simple, nutritious ingredients that can be enhanced with so many options, every bowl is different. 

Here is my basic granola recipe. I love to add different spices and seeds. Or you can make the basic granola and build a Breakfast Bar, like in the photo.

For easy mornings, especially with children, I create a Breakfast Bar with granola, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, maybe some local yoghurt or fresh fruit. It also is an amazing base for trail mix or sprinkled on ice cream!

BASIC GRANOLA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 cups organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or organic vegetable oil (coconut oil works but will give it a mild coconut taste)
  • 1/2 cup low-refined liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or honey (we try to keep it as local or Canadian as possible) 
  • spices of your choice- Basic Granola is great with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

METHOD:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • in a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients
  • spread mixture onto a lined baking sheet
  • bake for 20 minutes, stir, bake for another 20 minutes or until toasted to your liking
  • if you want to add seeds or dried fruit, I recommend adding them raw after baking
  • if you want to add nuts, I recommend adding them to the last 5-10 minutes of baking

Allow to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 

Enjoy!