Homemade granola

This is so easy to make, once you try it, you'll never buy store-bought again!


Adapted from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch:-
Home-Made Granola
Makes about 500g

- 175g porridge / rolled oats
- 125g sliced or chopped almonds
- 60g unsweetened dessicated / shredded coconut
- pinch of sea salt
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil (plus a little more for the baking sheet)
- 125g dried fruit e.g raisin mix

How to:-
1. Preheat oven to 150C/Gas 2
2. Arrange the oats on a large lipped baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, combine the almonds, coconut and salt. Set aside.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and oil.
5. Stir the toasted oats into the almonds bowl and add the syrup mixture, stirring thoroughly to combine everything.
6. Grease the baking sheet with a little oil and spread the granola evenly and bake. Stir occasionally until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
7. Sprinkle on the dried fruit and if you feel the granola looks a little dry, drizzle on a little more maple syrup and oil.
8. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack, be careful, this will be hot!
9. Store in an airtight container.

granola jar

Notes: I couldn't find any rice syrup which the original recipe called for, so I used 2 tablespoons of extra maple syrup, with the result being very maple-syrupy which I loved! You could try using agave nectar instead and choose different nuts/dried fruits for variation. Serve your granola with your favourite soy/rice milk/yoghurt and add fresh fruit if desired.

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