Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day. I can spend time preparing it because I love to taste it (stomach on paw in the morning hello!).
On the program, depending on the morning: squeezed fruit juice or smoothie, pastries, dairy products, coffee, and often muesli or granola!
Granola… Muesli… But what is the difference exactly?
These are two similar mixtures (oatmeal, rye or other), nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts…), fruits (fresh or dried) etc. However, muesli is eaten as is, therefore raw. The granola is baked in the oven on a baking sheet sprinkled with a sweet and oily binder, which will give it crispness.
My “booster” granola is full of benefits for the whole family: anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C with Goji berries, magnesium and proteins thanks to the seeds of squash, fibers and omega 3 thanks to the seeds of Chia. All this from breakfast!
Here is the step-by-step to achieve it at home ...
- 100 g agave syrup
- 4 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 280 g oatmeal
- 85 g coarsely chopped almonds
- 35 g pumpkin seeds
- 3 tsp chia seeds
- 40 g Goji berries
- Preheat the oven to 170 ° C traditional heat.
- Make the binder by heating the agave syrup and coconut oil in the microwave for a few moments. Once hot, add the vanilla powder, then mix.
- In a bowl, combine the oatmeal, coarsely chopped almonds and seeds. Pour the binder into the dry mixture then mix everything well.
- Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until the granola turns a nice golden color.
- Let cool, then add the Goji berries.
To consume with cottage cheese, yogurt, cow's milk, soya ... The possibilities are numerous :)