oil free

four ingredient healthy banana maple cookies

Why do food bloggers make you suffer through 10 pictures of the same damn thing before giving you the recipe? I don’t know. I just don’t do it.
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2 ripe bananas
1 cup rolled oats (GF if GF well duh)
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
handful of organic raisins or dark choco chips

Preheat oven to 180 C

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Place tablespoons of mixture on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

homemade granola without an oven

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The title says it all. I’m not gonna make you read through anything other than:
1.I don’t have an oven
2. I made granola in a frying pan under 10 minutes and so can/should you.

1 cup of your favourite raw nuts and seeds (pick everything! go nuts! see what I did there? I used raw walnuts and almonds as my options are limited here (to put it nicely). You on the other hand should add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, cashews, brazil nuts, peanuts, macadamias, pistachios, pecans,
linseed, sesame seed etc etc)
10 cups of jumbo oats (use GF variety if GF)
1 cup of your favourite dried fruit (I used raisins but you can use blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, apricots, banana chips etc etc)
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each of cardamom, ginger and nutmeg 

2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup  (optional but definitely recommended)
1 tbsp coconut oil

First add the nuts to a large dry frying pan on medium heat.

Stir, stir, stir/slave away until the nuts have browned and are fragrant (about 4 minutes)

Add the oats next and continue slaving, I mean stirring.

Lastly, add the dried fruit, spices, sweeter and coconut oil then turn down the heat.

You guessed it, stir until well combined.

The granola is ready when it has browned (not burnt) and smells delicious!

Serve with your favourite milk and fresh fruit or, alternatively; soak overnight with your milk or water for a delicious bircher!