Healthy homemade granola that is about a gazillion times nicer than the sickly shop-bought variety that is all too common.
Usually known as “crunchy bits” in our house my kids love granola. Sadly though, I’m yet to find a recipe that they like as much as the shop bought, sickly sweet variety.
This is my latest attempt, and adapted from a recipe from Cook, Eat, Smile by Bill Collison.
How to make healthy homemade granola
Healthy homemade granola
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- a generous knob of butter
- 20 g light brown sugar
- 220 g rolled oats
- 150 g chopped almonds you can use other nuts or a mixture
- 200 g mixed dried fruit I used raisins, chopped apricots and chopped dried apple
Preheat the oven to 100°C(fan)/120°C/gas mark 1/2.
Put the honey, vanilla extract, oil, butter and sugar in a small pan and gently warm until the honey is runny and the sugar has melted.
Put all the dry ingredients - not including the fruit - in a bowl and add the honey mixture. Stir well to make sure that everything is well coated. Spread over a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for up to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so to ensure it browns easily and doesn't stick. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding the dried fruit.
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