Crunchy, nutty, glorious granola!
I haven’t made granola before, but after some fresh air and exercise this morning, I came back with granola on the brain.
This granola isn’t overly sweet, but that makes a pleasant change from the stuff you buy in the shops. You may want to put in more sweetness to the recipe, or even a tiny sprinkle of salt. It’s down to personal preferences, but this recipe allows you to finish off with a little extra honey or maple syrup when served. Delicious.
For around 5 40g servings you will need:
- 100g oats
- Tablespoon of oil
- Tablespoon of honey
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- 60g dried fruit – I used raisins, dates and unsulphered apricots
- 40g pumpkin seeds
- 20g almonds or almond flakes
- Preheat the oven to 180c
- Place all the dry ingredients into a shallow baking tray – excluding the dry fruit
- Mix the oil and honey together then pour over the dry ingredients and work in with your hands. It doesn’t feel like there is enough moisture but go with it and mix well.
- Bake for between 20 – 25 minutes. I wouldn’t leave this alone as it needs a few shuffles in the oven through the baking to make sure the heat gets evenly distributed.
- When brown and crispy, incorporate the dried fruit and leave to cool down.
Each 40g serving contains approximately 185 – 190 calories
Hope you get a chance to try it out and enjoy