Make Your Own Granola

29 Jan

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I was inspired by a friend of mine to make my own granola. I absolutely love granola sprinkled on my bran flakes as a treat, but you never know what is in those pre-made packets bought in the supermarket. The likelihood is that there is far too much added sugar when really, the ingredients are sweet enough on their own! This is the first benefit of making it yourself (less added sugar) and the second is that you can pick and choose exactly what you would like in it so it’s exactly suited to you!

It may seem a bit expensive when you first buy the ingredients (mine came to about £10) but they do go a long way and I will get a good 3 rounds out of mine so don’t panic!

Now, there isn’t really much need for a recipe because as I said, it is up to you what goes in your granola but for something to go by, I have written down my recipe below as an idea for you.

  • Heat the oven on fan at 180•c
  • Heat up a pan with a drizzle of sunflower oil and a couple of tablespoons of runny honey (depending on how much you’re going to make) Alternatively use coconut oil as a replacement for the sunflower oil to make it even more healthy!
  • Once the two are mixed together nicely, you may add the rolled oats and mix them into the mixture until they are all covered.
  • Add in your ingredients one by one mixing them all in evenly.
  • The ingredients I chose were : Almonds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and raisins.
  • Once everything is coated in a bit of the honey and oil, spread the mixture onto a baking tray covered in baking paper.
  • Cook for an estimated time of 20 minutes or until you see the oats start going brown. Every oven is different so please keep checking it to make sure you don’t burn it.
  • Once you’ve taken it out the oven, let it cool before putting it in a container.
  • ENJOY with milk, yogurt, fruit salad … anyway you wish!

Why not try different varieties of ingredients to see what you really like the best! Be creative but remember, only a little bit of honey is needed to keep it healthy! 

The recipe that inspired me was from http://homemadeluxuries.blogspot.co.uk, a lovely blog to read, so if you have a second have a look at it yourself for some other ideas!

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