this beautiful looking cereal here is one of my favourite things to eat. it's simple, easy and so healthy i'd encourage everyone to have a go at making it. oh and also, have you seen the price of granola in the supermarkets?! feh.
all you need for this batch of finest breakfast granola is:
i'm not very good with measurements and most of the time with this recipe i just wing it anyway. it's down to your own personal taste how much honey and cinnamon you add so i'll let you decide.
- rolled oats
- extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- raisins (optional)
but to make a decent sized batch you'll need around 500g rolled oats (these are ever so cheap to pick up, a pack is around the 50p mark in lidl)
preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
empty your rolled oats into a baking tray, one with deep sides is preferable as you'll make less mess stirring. pour on your olive oil (if using coconut oil you'll have to melt it for a few seconds in the microwave), just enough to cover the oats, then likewise with the honey. i usually do this in equal proportions to make sure ALL the oats are covered. then if you're a cinnamon freak like me shake that over the top and stir in.
you can also add nuts, such as almonds or a mixed pack for a little bit more crunch. if so, stir this all in and pop the baking tray into the middle of the oven. but don't leave the room and forget about it, you'll have to stir every 5-10 minutes to make sure it's evenly toasted (and no burnt bits).
it should take 30 minutes until perfection. leave to cool on the side and add the raisins last.
store in an airtight container. it will last over a week but i highly doubt you'll be able to resist it that long. viola delicious home-made granola that doesn't cost a fortune and is far healthier than the sugar filled packs in the cereal aisle. enjoy!
Labels: baking, cereal, granola, health food, healthy, home made