09/10/2012

Tuesday is Food Day - Homemade Granola

I eat Granola EVERY day!!!!!!  Yep, that's right, it's another food stuff that I'm addicted to....and every day I eat it with fresh Pomegranate.........yes you guessed it, I'm addicted to them too!  I eat a variety of different granolas and particularly love Dorset Cereals Honey Granola, but when I have time I like to make my own so this weekend that's exactly what I did.  

Ingredients



Nicely golden, fresh from the oven



Store in an air-tight container and devour!

So do you fancy giving it a go?  It's super simple and you can play around with all the ingredients, adjusting the proportions and substituting bits and bobs.  As long as the total dry and total wet ingredients add up there's no real rules.  Here's my recipe:


Ingredients:
500g large oat flakes
100g of Pecans, broken into pieces
100g of flaked Almonds
40g Pumpkin Seeds
40g of Sunflower Seeds
20g of Linseed's
120ml of Vegetable oil
60 ml of water
160ml of Honey
1tsp of Vanilla extract
handful of Banana chips (to mix in once the granola is cooked)

Method:
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
Whisk together all the wet ingredients.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Spread the mixture onto two baking trays.
Bake for 10 minutes and then mix to ensure even cooking (it will cook on the top quicker than underneath)
Return the trays to the oven and continue to cook and mix every 5 minutes until and even golden colour is achieved.  (Total cooking time is usually around 20-25 minutes).
Once removed from the oven mix in the broken banana chips and allow to cool.

To serve, mix in your favourite fruit and add milk, or grab a bowl of you favourite fruit, add some Greek yoghurt, extra honey and sprinkle the granola on top.  Delicious! I like to make it for long weekends away with friends....who all like to eat it simply by the handful!

Let me know if you give it a go.  I'd love to know what substitutions you make and how you like to eat it!

Enjoy my lovelies. xx

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