Home-made granola is surprisingly simple to make, and can be easily tailored to include all your family’s favourite ingredients. A bowlful is a delicious start to the day.
- 25g (scant 1oz) unsalted butter
- 100ml (31?2fl oz) maple syrup
- 1?4 tsp fine salt 1 tsp cinnamon
- 300g (10oz) rolled oats
- 30g (1oz) pumpkin seeds
- 30g (1oz) sunflower seeds
- 75g (21?2oz) flaked almonds
- 75g (21?2oz) hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 100g (31/2oz) dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, cherries, and dates, roughly chopped
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 – 35 mins
- Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F/Gas 2). Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Take it off the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.
- Mix all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit, together in a large bowl. Pour the maple syrup mixture over them and toss well to combine.
- Spread the granola mixture over two large oven trays. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes, turning the mixture over every 10 minutes and spreading it out again so that it browns evenly. The granola is ready when it is golden brown and crunchy.
- Cool the granola, mix in the dried fruit, and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition data per serving
Energy 518-390 kcals
Protein 12-9 g
Fat 27-20 g
Saturated fat 5-2.5 g
Carbohydrate 56-42 g
Sugar 23-17 g
Fibre 7-5 g
Salt 0.2-0.15 g
Tart yet sweet, cranberries have a deliciously intense flavour, and add a lovely splash of colour to any cereal. They’re also a great source of antioxidant vitamins and minerals.
Complete Family Nutrition, by Jane Clarke, published by DK, £16.99, dk.com