Home-Made Granola with Apple Chips and Thyme

It’s one of the most rewarding and easy things to make your own granola. Seriously.

Nothing starts the day better than a freshly brewed cup of coffee (and oat milk, if you like!) and a nice yoghurt with granola. But the spark of joy quickly dissolves into frustration latest at the checkout of the supermarket, when you end up spending a fortune for that granola of your choice. Maybe it’s time to consider making your own?

For the granola, you’ll need:

  • 200 g rolled oats
  • 150 g of buckwheat (soaked)
  • A handful of sunflower seeds
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (cold-pressed and organic)
  • A bit of coconut sugar (organic, if you can find it > check out an Asia shop)
  • A handful of coconut flakes
  • A handful of goji berries
  • Honey

When buying full packages of the above mentioned items, you can at least make a couple of batches of granola out of it!

How to make it:

  1. Start with the apple chips. We have a recipe for how to do apple chips, right here
  2. In the meantime, soak buckwheat (for at least 20 minutes) in a container filled with water. When done soaking, rinse it thoroughly using a sieve, then transfer it to a pan and start heating the buckwheat on medium heat so that the water evaporates from the soaked buckwheat. Remove from heat when buckwheat starts to get brown and hard.
  3. In the meantime, pre-heat oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Find an oven tray with a solid bottom and add 3 tablespoons coconut oil to it and a bit of honey. Lightly heat up the coconut oil by putting it into the oven while you pre-heat it. This should melt the oil fairly quickly, since coconut oil needs only 24 degrees Celsius to melt.
  4. Add oat, buckwheat, sunflower- and pumpkin seeds to the oil-honey mixture and sprinkle with coconut sugar. Mix well and bake in the oven for about 20–30 minutes, until it starts to slightly brown.
  5. After baking, add coconut flakes and goji berries and mix well. When cooled off, add to a dry and air-tight container.
  6. In a bowl, add yoghurt and top with granola, orange zest, thyme and… of course, apple chips!