k Homemade Healthy Granola k
Here is a dead easy recipe for a healthier granola – the shop bought ones tend to be loaded with refined sugar and oils even though they are labelled ‘healthy’. You can add a number of extras depending on your own personal preference. In the winter I add warmer spices such as nutmeg and mixed spice along with orange zest.
Add the fruit more towards the end of the cooking time as they can go bitter if they catch. Once you have made a batch it lasts of ages in a sealed jar. I often dip into it when I’m a bit peckish – better than heading for the biscuit tin!
2 tablespoons almond oil (or rapeseed)
1 tablespoon agave syrup (or honey)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla essence
Muesli Oat Mix – look for good quality organic with spelt and rye
25g sunflower seeds
25g pumpkin seeds
25g desicated coconut
35g toasted almonds
1. Heat the oven to 150o. In a large bowl mix the oil, agave syrup, cinnamon, vanilla essence tip in all the dry ingredients apart from the sultanas (they tend to cook too quickly and can taste a little bitter)
2. spread the mix evenly onto 2 flat baking trays and bake for 20 minutes, then sprinkle over the sultanas and bake for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and tip onto a clean surface and allow to cool (and crisp up). When cooled add to an airtight jar and it will keep nicely for at least a month.