Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Homemade Granola

Breakfast cereals are generally full of crap, cardboard with added vitamins. When I'm in health mode it always starts with a batch of homemade granola. A couple of spoonfuls over fruit, yoghurt or a combination of both is my favourite healthy breakfast. It is cheaper, fresher, healthier and more to my own taste than anything i could buy in the shops. This is how i make it.

A while ago this brand of oats were on special offer, I had money off coupons AND some packs had 50% extra free and a best before date of  end 2013. I now have about 15 thrifty kilos of porridge oats stockpiled in the shed!  Apart from breakfast porridge and granola, we would use oats for fruit crumbles, smoothies and flapjacks. 

 I would recommend jumbo oats for this recipe.

2 cups jumbo porridge oats
1 cup mixed nuts (hazelnuts, waltnuts and almonds all with skin on because good for lowering cholesterol)
Chop mixed nuts (but not too small)

Roughly half a cup of seeds (sunflower, pumpkin) you could also throw in coconut, linseed and/or poppy seeds.

Two of my favorite ingredients Vanilla extract and cinnamon - couple of teaspoons each. (to taste) 

2 - 3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 - 3 tablespoons of honey 

 Mix it all together in bowl.

Line baking sheet with foil and spread mixture.

 Put in a lowish oven (160 degrees )and check and stir every 10 mins for about half an hour or until golden brown. 

Allow to cool.
If you want to add dried fruit so so at this stage.
 Store in an airtight container.

Two tablespoons over stewed apple will be my breakfast tomorrow. Mr Bee and Little Bee will sprinkle it generously over vanilla ice cream for dessert after dinner.

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  1. Does sound good, thanks for the recipe. I'm not good at keeping an eye on things in the oven though, I always get distracted by something!

  2. Delicious! We do this exact thing. I also love dessicated coconut in it. Mmmmmmmmmm!

  3. Your recipe looks tasty, I have been wondering about whether to add cinnamon t ours :)


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