Homemade granola

Pretty much every weekend now, or if not every then every other, I end up making granola. I got fed up with extortionate prices for tiny boxes in the shops, and started doing a bit of research to find a recipe to try myself. There are invariable variations out there, but this is one that both I and the rest of the family, after a bit of experimentation, liked the best.

Granola ingredients

I vary it depending on which ingredients I have at home, if I’m out of one the recipe still works equally well. The kids prefer to have theirs with raisins, but as I prefer it without, I just add it to their bowls when they eat it.

I’d like to say it works out a lot cheaper than the shop-bought varieties, but I haven’t actually sat down and worked it out yet. It is a lot more satisfying though!

Granola and yoghurt

Homemade granola

Ingredients
3 cups / 350g rolled oats
1/3 cup / 60g chopped almonds
1/3 cup / 60g chopped hazelnuts
1/3 cup / 60g chopped sunflower seeds
1/3 cup / 60g chopped linseeds / flax seeds
1/3 cup / 60g chopped desiccated coconut
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup / 65 ml vegetable oil
1/4 cup / 65 ml golden syrup
1/4 cup / 65 ml soft dark brown sugar

Method 
1) Preheat the oven to 170C
2) In a large bown, mix together the oats, nuts, seeds and desiccated coconut
3) In a small pot, mix the oil, golden syrup and brown sugar. Gently heat the mixture for a few minutes until he sugar has melted.
4) Pour the oil mixture over the oat mixture and stir until mixed together well.
5) Spread evenly on a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden. Stir the mixture once or twice during baking to ensure it bakes evenly
6) Store in an airtight container.

Granola in jar

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