Monday, 30 April 2012


Now don't freak out - this sounds more complicated than it actually is! And you might ask, why bother making your own - isn't that what supermarkets are for?? You're right, they provide the ingredients to make your own. It's great to take to work for breakfast or an after dinner snack (with custard or yoghurt).

Come on we'll do it together.

WARNING: It's extremely moorish and once you start eating it, you can't stop!!

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup spelt oats (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp honey, melted
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup dried fruit, chopped
Extras approx 1 cup (choose all or your favourites, make it your own)
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios 
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Sunflower seeds
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 
  2. Place oats, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, nuts and seeds in a large bowl, mix around. 
  3. Pour honey and oil over the dry mix, mix around with a wooden spoon. 
  4. On a large baking tray (lined) spread the granola out evenly. 
  5. Place into the oven for 10 minutes, take out to stir around, then put back into the oven for another 5-10mins. 

NB: Keep an eye on the granola when it's in the oven, it can go from golden brown to brunt very quickly - almost set off the fire alarm...twice!

Granola and custard with fruit!