Granola

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Homemade granola is a delicious start to the day, or even nice as a pudding with fruit and yoghurt.  You can customise it, putting in the things you like to eat. Shop bought Granola is often packed with fats and hidden sugars, so have a go at making your own for a healthier option.  This recipe makes a big tub, which lasts me about a month (and I eat it most days!).  This is a very loose recipe, where I give you the categories and then you can choose what you want for each part.

  • 3 Cups porridge oats
  • 2 Tbsp Quinoa (optional-this just adds a nice crunch)
  • 2 Tbsp Wheatgerm
  • 1-1.5 cups nuts (Choose which ever ones you like, e.g. almonds, cashews, hazelnuts…
  • 3/4 Tsp salt
  • 1-2 cups seeds (Sunflower/pumpkin/flax/sesame)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 Tsp spices (Cinnamon/cardamom/ginger/nutmeg/mixed spice)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (e.g. maple syrup, raw honey)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup neutral oil (Sunflower/coconut etc)
  • 1 cup dried fruit (Sultanas/cranberries/apricots etc)
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Measure all the ingredients into a large baking dish/tray, except the dried fruit.  (I use a measuring jug with cups on).
  3. Give everything a good mix.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. After this time give everything a stir, and put back in the oven.
  6. Keep checking and stirring every 5 minutes, until everything is golden brown. (it should be ready after 30-40 minutes).
  7. Allow to cool
  8. Mix the dried fruit in.
  9. Enjoy!

**Remember to always get an adult’s permission before cooking and get them to help you with anything sharp or hot!!**