Making your own Granola

Sadness is making pork chops with a dijon mustard cream sauce, leaving the sauce in the oven to stay warm, and then burning your hand and dropping the sauce all over your oven, cupboard and floor.  Happiness occurs when Mr416expat sees your sadness and offers to clean it up.

In my freshly cleaned oven (thanks mr416expat) I made some granola.  Granola is a yummy way to start your day.  It’s also necessary when making your own granola bars. Granola is also lovely on top of yogurt.  Granola has so many uses.  The store bought kind often has a fairly lengthy list of ingredients.  The recipe I’ve listed below doesn’t.  That’s kind of why I like it.  Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

Ready to mix it up

That should last us a while...

Granola – Adapted from Jamie’s Magazine

8 tbsp honey
300g rolled oats
40g sunflower seeds
40g pumpkin seeds
75g almonds, chopped
30g coconut, unsweeted and in whatever consistency you prefer
50g dried cherries
50g dates
50g dried apricots
50g dried blueberries or apples or whatever other dried fruit tickles your fancy

Preheat the oven to 300F.  On the largest cookie sheet you have (that will fit in your oven and has a rim), pour the honey.  Place the cookie sheet in the oven and allow the honey to soften.  While the honey softens, combine the rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and coconuts.  Once the honey is softened, pour the combined dry ingredients over the honey and stir it around until it’s all combined.  Put the tray back in the oven and allow the granola to toast for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 or so minutes.  After 20 minutes, add all the fruit and stir it around.  Put it back in the oven for 10 more minutes, watching it closely!  After 10 minutes (or sooner if your oven cooks fast) remove it from the oven, allow to cool and then store in an airtight container.

 

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3 thoughts on “Making your own Granola

  1. this is almost the same as my granola recipe – with the switch of maple syrup for honey – which may be harder for you to get now?

    i made tons as christmas gifts this year and it was a huge success

    Lauren

    • Nice! It’s definitely harder to get maple syrup. B’s parents brought a bunch over for us when they visited in the Fall. I’m hoping my parents will bring some when they come this Spring.

      I tried using maple syrup today instead and it was AWESOME! I switched it out 1 for 1 and definitely like the result!

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