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Home-made granola recipe

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend.

Some of you eagle-eyed people may have noticed in my last post that I mentioned I would be posting a recipe for home-made granola so, here it is!

The first thing I would say is that you can make the granola as sweet as you like so don’t feel restricted by the recipe. I like to add some raisins and sultanas for a bit more sweetness – you could add dried apricots or anything else that you like!

As mentioned in my previous post, granola is one of my favourite snacking or breakfast options. The recipe (which is from Davina McCall’s cook book) makes 10-12 portions (actually I would say it can stretch to 15 – depends on the portion sizes to be honest).

IMG_2161Ingredients:

– 250g jumbo oats
-50g desiccated or flaked coconut
-150g nuts, lightly crushed into pieces (any kind are good, but almonds add sweetness)
-a pinch of salt
-3 tbsp coconut oil (or another type of oil, but coconut oil is best)
-2 tbsp maple syrup
-1 egg white

(Add a handful of dried apricots, sultanas or raisins for sweetness)

IMG_2160Instructions:

– Preheat the oven to 150C/130C fan/ gas 2. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
– Put the oats, coconut, nuts (plus raisins if you’ve included them) and salt in a large bowl. If your coconut oil has set, warm it gently in a pan until just melted. Pour the oil and the maple syrup over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly so everything is well coated.
– Whisk the egg white until it’s frothy. Pour this over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly again. Spread the granola over the baking tray as evenly as you can.
– Bake the granola in the oven for 40-50 minutes, turning it over halfway through. Start checking after 40 minutes to see if it’s done – it should be lightly browned and dry.
– Remove the tray of granola from the oven and leave it to cool completely. Gently break up the granola into clumps as big or small as you want.
– Store the granola in an airtight jar so that it keeps for a few weeks – dig in!

Snack ideas:

– sprinkle some granola over a pot of yoghurt to make it more substantial

-try it by drizzling some honey on top of the granola

– it also works perfectly as a breakfast cereal – i love it with almond milk and usually like to add some blue berries or a sliced banana to the bowl.

Hope you enjoyed this post – if you have any good ideas of how to eat granola, let me know in the comments box below!

 

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