Sundays are the only days I can get proper sleep and have proper breakfast without having to rush anywhere. It is when I slow down for a bit — and really enjoy it.
If at all possible, I also try to do some breakfast/snack prep for the upcoming week because I never have time for any other day. I usually make a big bowl of Swiss oatmeal (I shared my recipe for it here) and sometimes I make something extra. Today I decided to make some chia parfaits and tried to make my first-ever home made granola.
I played around with the parfaits a little bit. The darker ones are chia seeds soaked in a small espresso and topped with raspberries, blueberries, home-made yoghurt and shaved almonds.
The lighter ones (right) are chia seeds soaked in coconut milk and topped with blueberries, strawberries, home-made yogurt and shaved coconut.
And here’s the granola. It was super easy to make and it made the flat smell heavenly — if you like the smell of coconut oil, that is. Which I do. 🙂
I put 2 cups of rolled oats, some dried fruit and a handful of pumpkin seeds into a big bowl. I drizzled one tablespoon of honey all over it and added 2 tablespoon coconut oil. Then I used my hands to mix it all together. I spread it on a baking sheet in a really thin layer and baked for 15 minutes at 150°C.
What I love about these recipes is that you can put literally anything you fancy in it. It tastes fantastic and you have 100% control over what you put in it. I personally think that one tbsp honey and all that dried fruit is absolutely sweet enough but if you have a sweet(er) tooth, you can absolutely add more. It takes maybe 5 minutes tops to put it all together and then you just pop it in the oven and let it do its own thing.
If you make your own granola: is there anything you like to put in it that takes it to a whole another level? I’m open to suggestions. 🙂