Super Simple Granola

Super Simple Granola

So, despite it being January, when every man and his dog are dieting, I CAN’T STOP BAKING! It’s so therapeutic and has the best reward (or worst if you’re on said diet!) so, I thought I’d come to a compromise and instead of a delicious cake I would share a ‘healthier’ recipe.

This has to be one of the simplest granola’s out there and is a prefect breakfast accompaniment, sprinkled over porridge or atop a nice bowl of yoghurt and fruit. Or, if you’re like me, it makes a great snack when eaten dry!

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Ingredients;

  • 1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 250g Jumbo Rolled Oats
  • 30g Puffed Rice (eg. Rice Krispies)
  • 60g Cashew Nuts
  • 30g Peanuts
  • 30g Walnuts
  • 60g Raisins
  • 60g Dried Cranberries

Method;

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan and line a large baking tray with parchment paper
  2. Add the Coconut Oil, Honey and Maple Syrup to a pan and heat on a medium heat until the oil has melted and all three are combined, then remove from the heat
  3. Add all the dry ingredients (Except the fruit) to a bowl and mix together, then pour over the wet ingredients from the pan and the vanilla extract before stirring well to ensure everything is equally wet and evenly distributed
  4. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray and spread evenly
  5. Cook for around 10 minutes at 160°C for chewy granola, or an extra 5 minutes if you like it more crunchy!
  6. Break up any larger pieces and then pop in a jar (& try and resist until breakfast!)

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I hope this isn’t too detrimental to any diet you may be on! (and if you aren’t dieting then go wild! I’ll maybe put some naughtier recipes on next week!)

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Tara xo

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