In an attempt to eat less cereal and to be generally healthier I started making homemade granola last year. The shop-bought ones are very expensive and tend to be too filled with nuts or seeds for my fussy one who’s the biggest granola fan. This is the recipe we use, I vary it from time to time too, it’s quite fluid. This is a lower sugar variety but the kids tend to tell me it’s the best ever when I use more honey and bits of it clump together.
2 mugs porridge oats
1 mug desiccated coconut
1/2 mug flaked almods
1/4 mug sesame seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup/honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Preheat oven to 100 C
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or in a small pan. Add the honey or maple syrup and mix.
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring well to coat the dry ingredients with the mixture.
Spread out onto a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes if you like pale granola or up to one hour if you like it darker and crunchier.
Stir occasionally when it’s in the oven to ensure it cooks evenly.
Serve with the milk of your choice and garnish with fresh fruit (raspberries are my favourite)
This recipe first appeared on the Tesco website here, check it and more healthy family recipes out.