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.
- 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
- First, preheat your oven to 160 degrees.
- Now in a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
- 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.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, using a wooden spoon or even better, your hands, to combine it thoroughly.
- Grab a shallow tray, line it with baking paper.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 🙂