This recipe is courtesy of my sister but you could pretty much put whatever you like into it to make it your own- different nuts and spices, raisins or seeds as preferred. What I like about this is that it doesn't have that extremely sugary taste you get from a lot of supermarket granolas (that leave you feeling like your teeth are about to fall out) but it still has a good crunch and sweetness to it, thanks to the honey. I made this the other day and it was super easy- pretty much foolproof I would say!
You will need..
...Lots of good stuff!
- 200g Jumbo Rolled Oats
- 50g Flaked Almonds (my local supermarket only had whole ones so I used them instead but you could also use chopped almonds).
- 50g Pumpkin Seeds
- 50g Sunflower Seeds
- 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
- A Pinch of Salt
- 50g Butter
- 5-6 Tbsp Honey
- Zest of one large Orange
- Heat oven to 180 Degrees C, Gas Mark 4.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, ground ginger and salt.
- Melt the butter and honey together, add the orange zest and pour over the dry mixture, stirring well.
- Spread on a wide baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, giving it a stir every 5 minutes to ensure it colours evenly.
- Allow to cool and crisp up, then stir in 100g dried cranberries.
- Store in airtight container. Serves 4-5. I eat mine with Greek yoghurt but it's also lovely with low fat natural yoghurt and fresh berries.
- Bask in the glory of having created something healthy for a change, contemplate buying dungarees & wellies and living off of the "produce of the land" 'til you remember that you live in an inner city apartment and can't raise chickens or keep bees. Boo.