Really Good Granola

7 03 2011

This granola is great when you feel the urge to appreciate the simpler things in life, it’s sugar free and packed full of flavour and goodness. I like to think of it as cereal with a halo on. Add to your bowl a couple of grilled nectarines, a dollop of natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey and you’ll have a pretty shiny start to the day indeed.

Really Good Granola
Makes 12 servings | Preparation time 5 minutes | Baking time 35-40 minutes

500g / 2 cups oats
3 Tbsp each of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds
1 Cup each of raw chopped almonds or pistachios, (or any nuts of your choice) and dried cranberries
Quarter cup shredded coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Half tsp vanilla
¾ cup apple juice
¼ cup honey

1. Pre-heat oven to 170C.
2. Mix everything together except the cranberries and nuts, spread out on a lined baking tray and bake. Give a stir and check that the granola is evenly distributed after 20 minutes and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until golden and quite brittle.
3. Remove from the oven, let it cool, break up the granola and add in the cranberries, nuts and coconut.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Serving Idea: Delicious served with Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.
Lasts in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.




3 responses

7 03 2011

this is so lovely! I always make my own granola and it is so worth while 🙂

7 03 2011

Thanks Tandy, I really love this version. The colours of the cranberries and pistachios together is gorgeous.

7 03 2011

I’ll have a big bowl of that please! Love the nutty, seedy, coconut-y additions. 🙂

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