My partner eats cereal by the bucket load and sadly for my budget he has expensive tastes. In a bid to save some money and also eat healthier I thought I would make my own Granola. I love that I know exactly what is in this and I have saved a lot of money. It cost me $8.25 to make just shy of 2.5kg of the mix compared to $4 for $620g of the store bought variety. I could do it even cheaper by buying ingredients from Costco and health food store.
Some of my other granola recipes:
Bec from Becs Healthy Cooking Show inspired me to make some after watching her YouTube clip. be sure to subscribe to her channel. she has a lot of great recipes. This is my take on her Granola.
Maple Cinnamon Granola
- 500g oats
- 150g almonds
- 150g pepitas
- 150g sunflower kernals
- 350g sultanas
- 200g apricots, diced
- 150g shredded coconut
- 50g chia seeds
- 40g ground cinnamon, to taste (my partner loves the stuff!)
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 40g maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Place almonds into bowl and blitz on speed 7 until slight crushed. This is to taste.
- In a large dish combine cinnamon, oats, nuts, pepitas and sunflower kernals.
- In the bowl add oil and maple syrup.
- Mix at 50 degrees, speed 2 until melted. This shouldn’t take too long.
- Pour over the oat mixture. Use hands or spoon to mix well.
- Spread mixture across two large ovenproof dishes or trays lined with baking paper.
- Place into the oven. I had to cook mine for 45 minutes to get a nice golden colour – you make more or less colour. The trick is to just watch it. Stir the mixture every 10 minutes or so to avoid any burnt bits.
- Once almost done, add the coconut and mix. Cook for 5 minutes or until coconut is slightly toasted.
- Remove from oven. Add dried fruit and chia seeds to mix. Stir.
- Once cool, store in a jar or airtight container.
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