Granola

January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Here’s a yummy recipe for Granola. Granola is a very versatile thing: it can be had on it’s own with milk, sprinkled onto yogurt, topped with fruit. It’s loaded with good stuff and makes for a very satisfying breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp organic salted butter
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 3 tbsp raw sugar
  1. First, preheat your oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Now in a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan on a low/medium heat, combine the butter, sugar and honey. Stirring continually, to make sure it’s all melted/dissolved.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, using a wooden spoon or even better, your hands, to combine it thoroughly.
  5. Grab a shallow tray, line it with baking paper.
  6. Now I like to cook my granola in 2 lots because I have a small dingy oven and not a big enough tray but you can do it all at once if you like.
  7. Using a wooden spoon, pour the desired amount of granola onto the tray and flatten it out so it covers the paper in a thin layer – this way all the ingredients get nicely toasted.
  8. Place into the hot oven for 7-12 minutes, or until you can see the granola goldening up nicely. Take it out of the oven and place the tray on the bench near a window to cool. Repeat with the other lot if you chose to split it!

Now I like to keep my granola in an old large coffee jar with a tight lid. It keeps well in the pantry for up to a week and a half – or you can keep it in the fridge if you like.

This amount of ingredients makes enough Granola to have every day for a week. You can double or halve the recipe easily enough.

Something special that I like to do is eat mine in a small bowl with milk and sprinkle lavender blossoms on top. Divine. šŸ™‚

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