Continuing on my cooking spree, I decided to prepare some home-made granola. I have roasted my own muesli before but I always seem to have trouble getting a nice crunchy granola. The trick is to add honey and/or coconut oil to the rolled oats.
- Rolled oats
- Cut up dried figs
- Goji berries
- Dried cranberries
- Sesame seeds
- Chia seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Coconut oil (optional – I actually could not open my coconut oil jar for the life of me so I ended up doing without it and the granola still tasted great!)
Note: I did not precisely measure how much of each ingredient I was using. I kind of poured as much as I thought was necessary. I personally really like cranberries and goji berries so I added quite a lot of them to the mixture.
- Mix the rolled oats, sesame seeds, chia seeds, linseeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds together in a large mixing bowl. Add the honey (and coconut oil if you have some) to the mixture. Using a spatula, spread the honey well throughout the mixture. Sprinkle the lot with cinnamon.
- Pour the mixture in a pan with baking paper.
- Roast for about 30 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
- Make sure you keep an eye on the muesli while it is cooking to prevent it from burning and stir the ingredients a few times while they are cooking.
- Once the muesli is nice and golden remove it from the oven and add the dried figs, goji berries and cranberries while the mixture is still warm.
Tip: Why not mix it up a little by adding chopped cashews, almonds or walnuts as well as coconut flakes, sultanas, dried apricots, or whatever else tickles your fancy?