Crunchy Granola

This is a recipe for a tasty and nourishing toasted cereal, and can be eaten for breakfast with milk, as a topping on fruit salads, yoghurt, ice cream, or as a healthy snack on its own, at any time of the day.

Difficulty:👍👍

Cost: £££

Serves 4 people


3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons malt extract (or use extra honey if you prefer)
250g/8 oz porridge oats (or a mixture of grain flakes)
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon desiccated or shredded coconut
1 tablespoon nuts roughly chopped e.g. almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazils (optional)

  1. Preheat oven on to gas 3, 150°C, 300°F.
  2. Measure the oil, honey and malt into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring to combine thoroughly.
  3. Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, mix well together and add the oil/honey mixture. Stir well until all the dry ingredients are coated. Spread the mixture out into a large roasting tin and place in oven.
  4. After 10 minutes, take out and turn mixture around in the tin so that it colours evenly.
  5. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until it is an even, rich golden brown colour. Beware, it burns easily!
  6. When cool, break into crumbs and store in an airtight container. It will keep for several weeks.

Method

  1. Preheat oven on to gas 3, 150°C, 300°F.
  2. Measure the oil, honey and malt into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring to combine thoroughly.
  3. Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, mix well together and add the oil/honey mixture. Stir well until all the dry ingredients are coated. Spread the mixture out into a large roasting tin and place in oven.
  4. After 10 minutes, take out and turn mixture around in the tin so that it colours evenly.
  5. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until it is an even, rich golden brown colour. Beware, it burns easily!
  6. When cool, break into crumbs and store in an airtight container. It will keep for several weeks.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons malt extract (or use extra honey if you prefer)
250g/8 oz porridge oats (or a mixture of grain flakes)
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon desiccated or shredded coconut
1 tablespoon nuts roughly chopped e.g. almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazils (optional)


You can vary the ingredients according to your taste, or what is available – e.g. use other flaked grains, such as jumbo oats, barley, rye, wheat, buckwheat, quinoa or millet.

 

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