3 easy home made granola recipes

3 easy home made granola recipes

In January I decided to try my hand at making my own granola. Simply because, our daughter kept asking for some at breakfast, no longer content with weetabix or shredded wheat. (I don’t blame her!) Although I used to try and buy the lowest sugar and higher protein granolas in the shop, I was aware that they can be pretty sweet, sometimes containing 25% sugar! So I thought I’d try making my own and limit the amount of added sugar. Over the last few weeks I’ve experimented with three different recipes, so I thought I’d share them with you. Miss Belle has thoroughly enjoyed helping me make these. You simply pour the ingredients into a bowl and stir, so it’s really easy and fun to do with kids. They feel like they’re baking, when really they’re not!

I can’t take credit for working out the ratios for the recipes. I found this via pinterest. The beauty is that once you have the formula of oats/nuts/seeds/sweetness/fat you can just play to your heart’s content. The recipes suggested using 1/4 cup of oil and sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. I used slightly less. It does mean you get less clumps, so if you want more crunchy bits, stick with 1/4 of a cup of oil. I’ve stuck with flavouring mine with cinnamon and vanilla for now, but next time I’m going to try peanut butter and maybe throw in some dark chocolate chips for an extra special “weekends only” batch!

Easy home made granola recipes

Fruit and Pecan Nut Granola

3 cups of oats

1/2 cup of pecan nuts

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup of dried mixed fruit (or just raisins/sultanas would be fine)

1/2 cup linseed

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup maple syrup (or a bit less if you prefer)

2 tbsp spoonful of coconut oil

Cranberry and Cashew Nut Granola

3 cups of oats

1 cup of cashew nuts

1/2 cup of dried cranberries

1/2 cup of golden flax seeds

1 tbsp vanilla essence

1/4 cup honey (or a bit less if you prefer)

Drizzle of rapeseed oil 

Coconut, Apricot and Date Granola

1 cup of desiccated coconut

2 cups of oats

1 cup of almonds

1/4 cup of dried apricots, chopped

1/4 cup of dried dates, chopped

1/2 cup of golden flax seeds

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup of honey (or a bit less if you prefer)

2 tbsp of coconut oil

 

With these granola recipes, you mix the ingredients all together and place on a baking tray. Cook at 180/160 fan for 15 minutes. I put the timer on for 5 minutes and stirred with a wooden spoon to make sure the nuts didn’t burn. Make sure your oven isn’t on any higher and watch it, as sadly, my first attempt at the Cashew nut one did burn!

I hope you enjoy these, let me know if you make any other combinations!

Susie x

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