Granola

Despite making some form of baked good per week, I do actually eat pretty healthily (to stave off obesity I tend to give most of what I make to friends). As we all know breakfast is key to a balanced diet. Oats are a healthy staple and a good slow releasing carb. However, if anyone has ever read the label on a packet of shop bought granola, then they’ll know they might as well be having a flapjack dunked in milk.

My granola contains no added sugar making it a considerably healthier option. The sweetness comes from honey, a splash of apple juice and nothing else. This recipe is incredibly versatile. I just chuck in what I’ve got lurking in the cupboards (figs, raisins, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds…). I usually make a fruit compote to round it off.

Ingredients:

  • 340g rolled jumbo oatsphoto 2
  • 8 tbsp apple juice (unsweetened and not from concentrate)
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 85g flaked almonds
  • 85g pumpkin seeds
  • 85g walnuts
  • 85g dried cherries or raisins or figs
  1. Preheat the oven to 175/275/gas mark 5.
  2. Pour the honey and apple juice into a pan and put on a low heat. Stir until the honey has melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl tip in the oats and mix with the seeds and nuts.
  4. Pour the honey mixture onto the oats and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally so the whole batch is golden brown. Watch it carefully though as it can burn easily.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Stir in the dried fruit and store in an airtight container.

Directions for use: Say goodbye to Jordans sugar laden granola and HELLO to oaty goodness.

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4 thoughts on “Granola

  1. This is a fabulous recipe Clauds! I love that you can make it completely organic and healthy. I added date pieces and my absolute fave – macadamia nuts… DELISH!!!!

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