DIY// Granola

I adore granola, either as a breakfast cereal a topping but had increasingly found the one I ate far too sweet. So I decided I would make my own. Its both wonderfully easy and delicious.
You will need:
-175g Pecans
-120g Almonds
-200g Rolled Oats (the larger the oat the better I would say)
-a good couple of handfuls o' Raisins/Sultanas
-150g Pumpkin seeds
-150g Sunflower seeds
-3 teaspoons Cinnamon/Mixed Spice
-2 tbsp oil (I used rapeseed because it doesnt taste of anything; I reckon you could use any as long as it doesnt tastee (so not olive!))
-3 tbsp Agave Nectar/Maple Syrup/Honey (any kind of sweetener, you could use sugar but a) refined sugar ain't as healthy and b) it wouldn't create the same crispiness but I'm sure it would work)

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl (minus the raisins) and add the oil and sweetener. Mix it all together until the oats, seeds and nuts are well coated.
Spread it out on the lined flat tray (I used grease-proof paper)-make sure it is well spread out so it bakes evenly. Pop it in the oven for around 30 minutes but turn the oats every so often so they all toast. You are looking for golden, dry oats.
Leave it to cool then add the raisins.

easy peasy

In other, less delicious and somewhat pointless news the weekend has rewardingly rolled around but I once again feel as though I have wasted it.
But I bought a new scarf. So maybe I didn't. The scarf will probably have a post of its own because its big and beautiful. And very warm.
After avoiding shopping for an impressive amount of time, I am getting itchy feet (ew) to snazz up my wardrobe a little, while justifying it by the amount I feel I am working my butt off at the moment.
Maybe that's a positive of doing all these bloody essays.

I hope you are all well,
Katie x

Currently: Reading: The Tin Ring-Zdenka Fantlova//Listening: this, this and this (I've had to resort to YouTube music-ahh god)//Loving: my new scarf lol//Lusting: this top and this top (which I will buy when I have finished writing this) (update: I bought the top). I've just been on Asos and add this too


  1. This granola looks super delicious, I love that you have opted for a more healthy option. I like it was natural yogurt and fruit… its making me hungry!! Fab post! :-) xx

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