I’m refusing to believe that we’re not expecting an Indian Summer over the next few days, and my thoughts are still firmly on light summery foods. If you follow our PostTea Instagram page you may have seen this breakfast bowl I posted a few weeks ago, but I didn’t fully describe how this bowl was made, and so I’d like to introduce you to my totally yummy, homemade, chai spiced [gluten free]* granola. Hurrah!
Making your own granola is so satisfying. Not only can it be significantly better for you than shop bought blends but you only need to put in the grains, seeds, nuts and fruits that you like, rather than having to avoid those super hard dried raisins from the bottom of the box.
*you don’t need to make your granola gluten free
I LOVE this granola on top of natural yoghurt and fresh cut fruit – above I have ripe nectarines, English strawberries and red grapes. Also great as a bowl of granola in itself, but it doesn’t last so long that way!
Remember, this is just my base recipe – you can add your own bits in, or substitute some of the nuts for something else. I sometimes add some pumpkin seeds, or some dried cherries, and perhaps reduce the amount of coconut. It really is the perfect recipe to experiment with, topped off with the flavours of chai!
Will you try making your own granola? Do let me know if you do!