Monday, October 10, 2011


I make my own granola because  I feel it is better than the shop bought type, plus I know what is going into it.

The recipe is adapted from Rachel Allen's home Cooking

 Heat the oven to 160C fan

125g butter,.
220g honey,
1tsp vanilla extract.

Put these in a pot and slowly melt

500g rolled oats
200g nuts, roughly chopped. Almonds, hazelnuts, pecan, Brazil. Any combination you like.
50g linseed.
75g sunflower seeds
75g pumpkin seeds
100g coconut.

Mix together in a large bowl

Pour on the melted honey, butter mix and stir to coat everything. This works best by mixing with your hands but be careful it is hot,.

Spread it out on 3 trays and cook for about 20-25 minutes. Rotating the trays and given them a good stir every 5 minutes.

When cooked. It is golden brown in colour and feel dry. Leave to cool completely. Pour into a large bowl and mix in 300g of mixed dried fruit of your choice.

Mine differs every time depending on what I have in the press.

Store in an airtight container.

Once you have made your own granola you will never go back to shop bought again.

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