Now I know that a granola recipe isn’t really what you’d instinctively come to my website for; if you know anything about And Hope Designs, you’ll most likely know me better for well designed cards or gifts! But I have heard that you want your blog to be like a magazine that your client would want to read. So here I am with my latest feature, my favourite granola recipe.
You can really add in whatever you like besides this base recipe:
• 300g oats (normal porridge oats are fine, the cheapest available work perfectly well)
• 60g clear honey
• 30g golden syrup or maple syrup
• 40g olive oil or coconut oil
Here are some of the other things I have included that have worked well.
• dedicated coconut
• pumpkin seeds
• sunflower seeds
• pecan nuts
• flaked almonds
Mix all the ingredients well in a large bowl.
Heat your oven to around 180°C.
Pop some grease proof paper on a baking tray and pour your mix on to the paper. With the back of your mixing spoon, squash it down a little, and put it in the oven for around 10 minutes.
If it is beginning to brown, mix it about and put it in again for a further 5-10 minutes.
Let your granola cool down fully before putting it in a clean dry container. It should have some larger chunks and some smaller ones.
Once your granola is fully cool, there are a few other bits you could add in if you wanted.
• dried cranberries
• chopped dried apricots
• chocolate chips (white chocolate chips are especially delicious!)
And that’s it! Enjoy with milk or yoghurt and fresh fruit. Berries are my favourite, but chunks of mango work well too!
If you try this, I’d love to know what combos you enjoyed and whether you have any other additions you tried and loved! Or are there any that you tried and can be canned?! It is equally handy to know what to avoid as it is to know what to try!