Healthy Granola

I had planned to post this recipe just before Christmas as I thought this would be the kind of breakfast I would love to wake up to on Christmas day. We were away staying with family and in my head I thought I might make a batch of this granola to take with us and share. But between packing and last minute gift making all failed and we ended up having pancakes instead!

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I have made this granola over and over again for the last couple of months and everyone in the family loves it (including the 15 month old) . You will see in the photographs my 3 year old daughter also enjoys helping me to make it. It’s a quick and easy recipe I have adapted from this ‘ Good for you Granola’ recipe. I tend to double the quantities every time I make it now as it disappears too quickly!

I have mine with some almond milk and a nice big spoonful of thick turkish yoghurt.

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Healthy Granola

Ingredients:

2 tbsp vegetable oil

125 ml maple syrup

2tbsp honey

1tsp vanilla extract

300g oats

100g seed mix ( The one I use is 55% sunflower seeds, 40% Pumpkin seeds & 5% Pine nuts)

75g dried fruit mix ( The one I use is 32% green raisins, 20 golden raisins, 16% dried blueberries, 16% Dried cherries & 16% Dried Cranberries )

Method:

Preheat the oven to 150C.

In a large bowl mix all the liquids together: Vegetable oil, maple syrup, honey & vanilla extract. Add the oats to it and mix well. Then add the seed mix again.

Line a large baking dish with greaseproof paper  and spread the mixture evenly.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking halfway to give it a little stir.

Add the fruit mix and return to the oven for 5 to 8 minutes. You want the granola to be nice and crunchy but the fruit should not become too hard.

Serve with some milk of your choice and a dollop of yoghurt.

Store in an airtight container.

Note: If you double the recipe you will probably want to cook it in two batches so that it browns evenly .

 

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