So, you want a perfect granola recipe? Look no further! This is a brilliant starter recipe that can be tweaked, adapted, added to and generally altered to suit your tastes – it’s also delicious in it’s own right and the best wake up call first thing in the morning!
For this recipe you’ll need:
100g nuts (I used mixed nuts which consisted of cashew, almonds, pecan, macadamia and pistachio)
200g porridge oats
50g seeds (I used a mix of sunflower, pumpkin, golden linseed, hemp seeds and sesame seeds)
200g runny honey
100g dried fruit (mine was a mix of sultanas and raisins)
Firstly you need to break the nuts up – the easiest way to do this is to pop them all in a food bag, hold the open end and whack them with a rolling pin! I try not to break them up too much…the goal here is smaller pieces rather than sawdust.
Add your broken nuts to a baking tray with the oats, seeds and honey. The honey needs to provide a light coating to all your granola mix so you may need slightly more or slightly less than stated – don’t get too bogged down in exact measurements.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 30-40 minutes or until the granola has started to turn a golden brown.
Once cooled break your granola up into easily edible pieces and mix in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.
You can easily alter the balance of nuts, fruit and seeds, add some chocolate chunks and try maple syrup instead of honey. I like my granola served with a dollop of plain yoghurt and some fruit compote.
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