This recipe is a mix of ones I've seen online but there's really no hard and fast rules. It's extremely customisable, use whatever nuts, dried fruits and seeds you've got hanging around and you enjoy. Same thing goes for spices, if you're not a cinnamon fan you could always experiment with nutmeg or even pumpkin spice- don't be afraid to try something different.
Everything included is super healthy and nutritious. Oats for long-lasting energy, flax seed for all important Omega 3's, pumpkin and sunflower seeds for all kinds of vitamins and minerals, cinnamon for stabilising blood sugar levels, coconut oil for a little healthy fat and agave syrup because it's a much healthier alternative to sugar. I also like to mix up my additions but sultana and almonds are a personal favourite.
I top mine with oat milk, chia seeds and any fresh fruit I've got hanging around, berries are particularly tasty, and you've got a yummy, nutritious breakfast in just a few minutes. Plus this stuff lasts really well in an airtight container.
2 1/2 cups of oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup raisins
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
4 teaspoons of cinnamon (add more or less depending on how much of a cinnamon fan you are)
3 tablespoons agave syrup (you could also use good quality maple syrup)
Start by preheating your oven to 180C and blitzing almonds in a food processor or chopping by hand to make small chunks. Mix together in a large bowl with all the other seeds and oats. Next up time to melt the coconut oil with the agave syrup and cinnamon. You can do this over the stove or simply pop in the microwave for a few seconds. Once all melted, mix through with the dry ingredients you've already prepared.
Spread the mixture out over a lined baking tray and pop into your preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes. I like to check back every 10 minutes or so to give things a little stir and make sure it's not getting too crispy. Regular stirring will also help minimise the chance of burning the top bits.
Once it's cooked to your liking remove from the oven, I don't like mine too crunchy so usually only leave it in for about 25 minutes. You can now stir through any dried fruit and once cool, pop into an airtight container to keep fresh. It keeps well for at least 3 weeks, I think that's the longest I've ever managed to keep a batch going for! It really is that yummy!