Friday, 27 February 2009

Crunchy nut granola

I don't know about you, but I find most crunchy cereals have an awful lot of sugar in them and sometimes some other stuff that doesn't have a right to be there. So, I decided to make my own. It really doesn't take long and you can add whatever you like to eat in your breakfast cereal. I added some dried cranberries which give it a lovely sharpness.

125g butter
150ml honey
500g oat flakes
100g flaked almonds
100g chopped cashew nuts
100g desiccated coconut
300g mixed dried fruit, such as chopped dates, apricots, raisins etc

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3. Place the butter and honey in a small pan, anput over a gentle heat to melt together.
2. Mix the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit, in a large bowl. Stir in the melted butter mixture and mix well. Spread out in a large roasting tray and bake for 25 minutes, or until the nuts and grains are a pale golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes so it browns evenly.
3. Remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool, stirring the mixture in the tray occasionally. (If you transfer it to a bowl while it’s still warm, it will go soggy.) When it has cooled down, add the dried fruit, stir, and put into an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to a month

1 comment:

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