Grumbling tummy… hungry for some home-made granola

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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.

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats
  • Cut up dried figs
  • Goji berries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Pepitas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Linseed
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • 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.

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Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. Pour the mixture in a pan with baking paper.
  3. Roast for about 30 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Voila!

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?

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2 thoughts on “Grumbling tummy… hungry for some home-made granola

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