I wonder why I don’t make granola more often! It is so easy to make and so much better than store bought ones. Moreover, you know exactly what goes into the jar and you can choose the best ingredients. And of course: no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives!
To make this Honey Granola, I adapted two recipes by Eat Sleep Cuddle and Elizabeth’s Kitchen. I also added new ingredients, as I had a few things at home that I wanted to use up, such as coconut flakes or half packet of mixed berries (left over from my Apple Cake recipe).
I love this recipe, but you can change your granola the way you like it: replace dried fruits with chocolate chips; add extra cinnamon and nutmeg for a spiced flavour; replace honey with maple syrup; and so on.
We ate this honey granola for breakfast this morning, sprinkled over Chobani Blood Orange Yogurt.
- 2 cups jumbo oats
- 2 tbsp linseeds
- 1 cup pecans, chopped roughly
- 80g dried coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 100g dried cranberries or mixed dried fruits
Pre-heat oven to 150 °C.
Chop the pecans roughly and mix them with oats, linseeds and coconut flakes. Add the cinnamon powder.
Add the wet ingredients, olive oil and honey, to the oat mixture. Stir until evenly coated, adding more honey if required.
Spread the granola out on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, stirring half way through, until golden.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely, until the granola has set. Stir in the dried fruits.
Store in airtight containers.