Homemade Seedy, Nutty, Fruity Granola

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I love granola. It is so simple to make and satisfying to eat. One of my favourite ways to eat it is an adaption from a coffee shop out here in Ferrara; layers of thick yoghurt, chopped up fruit, handfuls of granola, fruit compote and a generous drizzle of maple syrup all displayed in a glass so that you can see all of the different elements. 

Granola is great because you can chuck in lots of really healthy things such as flax seeds that aren't very tasty on their own, but once combined with chunks of oats, honey, nuts and dried fruit, you can't even tell that they are there.






























Another brilliant thing about granola, is that you can vary the basic recipe. Keep the oats, bran, honey and oil base and then swap in and out the nuts, seeds and fruit. I like to change up and adapt Leon's 'Leon Granola' recipe.


Ingredients:

150g honey
50ml seed oil
250g oats
100g oat bran
100g hazelnuts/pistachios (toasted in the oven on a baking sheet for 10 minutes and then roughly chopped)
150g sunflower seeds (toasted in the oven on a baking sheet for 10 minutes)
100g raisins/dried cranberries

Method:

- Preheat the oven to 180 C
- Melt the honey and oil together in a pan over a low heat or in the microwave
- Line a baking tray with baking parchment then weigh out, toast and chop accordingly your chosen ingredients and scatter into a large baking tray
- Add the oil and honey mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
- Put the tray of granola in the oven and turn over every 5 minutes for about 20 - 25 minutes until golden and toasted







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