6 cups of rolled oats
½ cup sesame seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pepitas
1 cup almonds (or your favourite nuts)
¾ cup rice syrup or maple syrup, or combine both
¼ cup brown sugar (optional)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Bake a tray of delicious homemade granola with lightly toasted oats, and chock full of your favourite seeds and nuts. It’s easy, cost effective and of course very delicious – especially dolloped with yoghurt or kefir along with a little fruit. Ps. Sealed in a jar with a ribbon on top, this granola can become a thoughtful, simple gift.
Many thanks to our customer, Jo, for sharing her regular granola-making ritual. May it inspire a new batch in your kitchen!
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Put all the dry ingredients in a large pan and toast over a medium heat, stirring regularly. (I used almonds and macadamias because that’s what I had in the pantry. Use whatever you’ve got on hand). Keep stirring until everything starts to brown slightly.
In a small saucepan, mix the rice or maple syrup, sugar, vanilla and coconut oil and melt together over a medium heat.
Pour over the dry ingredients and mix together so that everything is coated. If you like a bit of salty with your sweet, sprinkle with a few salt flakes.
Pour into two baking trays that have been lined with baking paper and bake for about 20 mins. Give it a stir every 5-10 minutes and keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn. When it’s golden brown and crunchy, it’s done!
Remove from the oven, allow to cool completely and then store in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
Hints and Tips
wheat free / dairy free / low in gluten
If you like your granola more ‘clustery’, just increase the quantity of wet ingredients.