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Easy Granola

A really simple recipe for granola that will use up any odds and ends of dried fruit or nuts.
Delicious with yoghurt and apple puree!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp coconut or light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, honey or a mixture
  • 150 g rolled oats
  • 50 g barley flour, oat flour optional but helps with clumping
  • 1 tbsp seeds, pumpkin, sesame or sunflower
  • 1 tbsp mixed nuts break if you prefer
  • 1 tbsp dried fruit including coconut flakes chop up if large

Instructions
 

  • Heat up the oven to 140c or gas mark 2/3. The idea is more to dry out and toast the ingredients than cook them.
  • Mix the oil and syrup and honey together. If it is cold, or you are using a solid oil it helps to melt it.
  • Add the oats and flour if you are using it and mix well until the oats are coated.
  • Spread the mixture on a baking tray and put in the oven for 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes carefully move the granola around on the tray and add the seeds and nuts.
  • Put back in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how toasted you like your granola.
  • Tip out onto a clean tray or some baking parchment to cool down - clumps will form as it cools.
  • If you have cooled the granola on baking parchment you can lift that up to pour it into an airtight container. It will keep for about 6 weeks.

Notes

I make a double batch of this granola and split it at the adding nuts stage. That way I can make 2 different flavours. Pecan and goji berries if I'm feeling flush (or if a bargain comes up). Walnut and sultanas if money is tighter.