EASY STOVE-TOP GRANOLA & HOMEMADE OAT MILK
Oats are one of the most sustainable grains to produce, one of the cheapest to purchase, and one of the most nutritious! If you have a surplus of oats in your house this is the perfect way to use some up for a delicious, nutrient dense, and budget friendly breakfast! The oat milk is the perfect addition to cereal, oatmeal, coffee, etc. with a creamy texture and sweet taste. The granola is great to have to snack on throughout the day or to add to coconut yogurt or have a cereal!
Hope you enjoy these two oat-y breakfast staples and as always let me know if you give them a try.
OAT MILK RECIPE
Makes: 2-3 cups
1 cup rolled oats
3 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp maple syrup or 1 medjool date
Place oats and water in a high speed blender (a food processor will work as that is all that I have, but a high power blender works much better) and let soak for 10-15 minutes.
Blend on high for 2-3 minutes adding in salt, vanilla, and maple syrup or date halfway through.
Once you can no longer see any grainy-ness pour through a nut milk bag or fine cheesecloth to strain.
Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge for 4-6 days. (Shake before using) Enjoy :)
STOVE TOP GRANOLA RECIPE
Makes: 2-3 Servings
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped cashews
1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (because its fall!- totally optional)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/3 cup cranraisins or dried fruit
Toast nuts and coconut (and seeds if using) in a pan on medium heat until lightly golden and fragrant. Stirring constantly, should take about 5 minutes.
Add oats and spices, cooking till oats start to turn golden brown.
Add maple syrup and cranraisins, stir to combine (small clumps should form), remove from heat and lay out on a plate or tray to cool. Once cool add to a jar and eat within 5-7 days! I like to add fresh ground flax to mine as I eat it so the fats don't go rancid.
Hope you enjoyed these two delicious recipes! As always tag me on instagram if you try either of them.
If you want to learn more about different types of plant milks or recipes check out my post "All you need to know about plant milks" for recipes, environmental impact, and nutrition!