I alway have a big jar of Granola in the cupboard, I love it for breakfast with berries and almond milk or for a sweet treat with yoghurt and a fruit compote. Its really easy to pop together and you can switch the ingredients to suit whatever you like. Its also nice to add some different flavours from time to time. To make more of a muesli and to lessen the sugar content leave out the honey !
The batch I made last night was with pecans, dried figs, dried apple and cinnamon and some coconut.I also prefer to measure in cups so I don’t have to get the scales out, obviously different ingredients vary in weight but generally you can’t go too far wrong ! Try adding some ground cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg for a nice autumn feel !
Heres the basic formula
6 cups dry base (oats, brown rice flakes,millet flakes )
2 cups of nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, linseed))
2 cups dried fruit (figs, dates, apple, mango, currants, sultanas, gogi berreis)
3 tablespoons honey (I use local stuff, if you don’t like honey you could try agave nectar)
Here’s how I pop it together
Pre heat the oven to around 200 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl except the fruit (leave that to one side)
Put the dry mix onto the baking sheets and drizzle with honey or whatever you’re using.(Try coconut oil also!)
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, remove and turn the mixture over so it doesn’t catch on top, do this a couple of times until your mixture is nicely toasted, it should look golden and be lumpy in parts.(Usually takes between 15-25 mins depending on the ingredients used.)
When you remove it from the oven pop it into a bowl and stir in the dried fruits, leave to cool and store in an airtight container.