Granola | Easy To Make At Home

As I am sucrose intolerant I find it easier to make my own breakfast cereal than read all the ingredients on all the packets of muesli’s available in the supermarkets. This granola is by no means the cheaper option, but it is the healthier choice.

Granola

I have been making this granola recipe for so long that I can do it without thinking. I change the recipe often, using this as the base. Dave has this for his breakfast every day of the week. It is my bit to helping him lead a healthy lifestyle. I think that if we make good choices during the week we can relax on weekends. And this recipe is full of goodness. Dave has his with milk, but I prefer to have mine with yoghurt. And if I am in the mood, I add a chopped banana on top. Banana is one of those fruits I really have to be in the mood for. Which is a great thing, as it is natures anti-depressant. I like my bananas to be firm and just past the green stage. As soon as they become soft I do not want to eat them.

Granola

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 300 g Rolled oats
  • 75 g Sunflower seeds
  • 170 g mixed raw nuts
  • 20 g wheat germ
  • 15 mls pumpkin seeds
  • 45 g desiccated coconut
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 80 mls canola oil
  • 250 g honey
  • 2.5 mls vanilla extract
  • 75 g chopped dried fruit
  • 90 g raisins
  • 60 g cranberries
  • 1 stick cinnamon

Method

  • heat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • place the ingredients up to and including the lemon zest into a bowl and mix
  • in a sauce pan heat the oil and honey
  • when the honey has melted remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract
  • mix into the dry ingredients and place onto a baking tray
  • bake for 40 minutes, turning the mixture over once to prevent burning
  • add the dried fruit, raisins and cranberries
  • place back in the switched off oven for an hour turning the mixture every now and then to prevent burning
  • store in a sealed container with the cinnamon

Notes

I have an LG light oven and do the first baking at 160° Celsius and the drying out at 40° Celsius

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