Homemade Granola Recipe For Breakfasts
First of all, stop buying granola from the shops. You can make this at home and with almost no effort. It’s just about mixing the ingredients together in a bowl and then popping it into the oven. In 30 mins, fresh homemade granola is ready. It keeps up to 2 weeks when kept in an airtight jar. No need for those energy bars and intensely sweet store bought granola for breakfast. Keep the indulgent breakfasts like sweet potato pancakes and waffles for weekends. On a working weekday, all you need is a quick breakfast that comes together in a couple of minutes.
About these pancakes. No, they aren’t totally guilt free or completely healthy. But they are definitely healthier than regular pancakes. For starters, most of the base is oatmeal and there’s no sugar of any kind in them. I’m not including the syrup you see in the pictures. These are also made with buttermilk and just one egg. Apple puree goes into the batter giving the pancakes a lovely brown colour.
Apple pie is one my favourite ‘comfort’ desserts. It’s hard to resist a slice when the aroma of caramelized apples and cinnamon waft through the room. I was going to make a simple apple smoothie but with a touch of cinnamon and addition of caramelized apples, this smoothie reminded me of an apple pie. I add banana to this for some body in the smoothie. There’s no refined sugar, but only a dash of honey. It makes for a great breakfast on the go.
The first time I had overnight muesli was when Au Bon Pain opened up in Bangalore. It was creamy and delicious. But I’ve hardly made it at home myself. Yesterday was a long day and I just wanted to crawl into bed and sleep. I did the crawling to bed part and then it hit me that I could simply prep for breakfast the next morning. It’d be so easy to just put things together in a jar, leave it in the fridge and take it to work in the morning. Easy, healthy and so delicious!