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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

How to make your own Granola

When people used to tell me they made their own granola, they immediately reached a new level of domestic goddess in my mind. That was until I realised that anyone can whip up a big batch of this breakfast goodie in about half an hour!

The crunchy texture of the toasted oats and chopped nuts, together with the sweet flavours of tropical coconut, maple and cinnamon undertones, make this the most scrumptious breakfast treat ever if I may say so myself!

 To make one large container of granola:

2 and a 1/2 cups of oats
1/2 cup of ground almonds
1/2 cup of almond flakes
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup of flax seeds
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 cup of sultanas
4 tbsp of coconut oil
3 tbsp of maple syrup
3 tsp of cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
2. Melt the coconut oil on a low heat on the stove with the maple syrup and cinnamon until it dissolves into a smooth liquid.
3. Add all the dry ingredients (except the sultanas) to a large bowl, and mix together. 
4. Pour the sweet liquid into the bowl and keep mixing.
5. Spoon the mixture onto a lined baking tray and bake for about 30 minutes at 180 C, opening the oven every 10 minutes so that it bakes evenly and doesn't burn. 5 minutes before it the end, stir in the sultanas.
6. Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool so clusters form, before storing it in an airtight container at room temperature to keep it crunchy.


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