Granola Pot

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This is a perfect and easy to make snack for bringing to work or college!  My favourite part about this tasty little number is that you can make it the night before and leave it in the fridge to avoid adding stress to those busy mornings!

First off is making the granola.  This is surprisingly easy to make and is far healthier than the sugary ones found in supermarkets.  Here is the recipe:

200 grams of porridge oats

3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil

3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup

Half a tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Variety of Nuts

Fresh berries

The first step is to preheat the oven to 170 degrees.  Then weigh out the porridge oats and set aside in a large mixing bowl.  Get a small pan and chuck in the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract, stir until mixed (should only be about 2 mins).  After this, pour it all over the oats ensuring they are fully coated.  Then pop a sheet of baking paper on a tray, place the oats on the sheet and pop in the oven!  It takes 40 mins to cook, but toss around the oats at the halfway mark at 20 mins to ensure even cooking!

After cooking allow to cool and then add in any nuts of your choice into the granola mixture.  So far I’ve experimented with hazelnuts, crushed almonds, coconut flakes, walnuts and all have been delightful!  Place the granola in a large jar and now you have enough granola to hopefully last the week!

Now comes the lunch prep part!  Get a small empty (and clean) jam jar and fill the bottom with greek yoghurt.  Then add blueberries, blackberries and raspberries or any berries of your choice!  Finally sprinkle the granola on top!  The idea here is to place the ingredients with the highest water content at the bottom so that the granola doesn’t go soggy over night or during the day.  And place the lid back on and now you’ve got yourself a snack to keep you going during the day!

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