Sunday, 1 April 2012

Crunchy nutty granola

Another breakfast dish but this time seriously healthy. Granola for breakfast is a great start in the day and homemade is even better. I have started making my own because it was hard to find one without raisins, which I have to admit I am not a fan of. It's also great to try different flavour combinations and control the amount of sugar you put in so you can make it as tasty and healthy as you want to. Doesn't have to be a contradiction, tasty and healthy, does it? I have seen great recipes out there with apple sauce or other fruit sauce so I want to try that next, so watch this space.


100g walnuts
50g almonds
50g Brazil nuts
50g dessicated coconut
50g pumpkin seeds
good pinch of ground cinnamon
400g old-fashioned rolled oats
40g slightly salted butter
1/2 cup golden syrup
1 cup honey

Preheat the oven to 165°C. Chop up all the nuts and mix with the pumpkin seeds and dessicated coconut in a bowl. add the ground cinnamon and rolled oats. In a small pot melt the butter and add the honey and golden syrup. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and blend. Spoon on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake for about 20 minutes or until crunchy and golden in colour.

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