The BEST Homemade Granola Recipe Ever

Seriously. This is the best granola recipe ever. I’ve tried many recipes and this one just has the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and seeds. It’s expensive to make, but yields about 130 portions (30 g portions). Great for healthy snacks and hearty breakfasts 🙂

As I mentioned, it is expensive to make and works out the same price as buying Granola pre-made in a supermarket. But at €0.28 per portion and knowing that it’s your own home-made, chemical- and additive-free recipe, it’s a lot more satisfying!

Ingredients:
8 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1 1/2 cups oat bran
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 salt
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup honey
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried mango chunks
1 cup shredded coconut

Pre-heat oven to 165C. Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper.

Combine the oats, wheat germ, oat bran, sunflower seeds,almonds, pecans and walnuts. Stir salt, maple syrup, honey, oil, cinnamon and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Then pour over dry ingredients and stir well.

Bake at 150C until crisp and toasted (approx 20 mins) Stir once mid-way through to ensure it toasts evenly. Add shredded coconut 10 minutes before end. Remove from the oven. Allow to cool, then stir in the dried fruit.

Of course this recipe is open to interpretation. You can vary the types of nuts: hazelnuts, pistachios, etc. Or vary the fruit and add raisins or sultanas. Personally, I don’t like either 😉

I love a generous bowl with strawberries, a spoonful of natural yoghurt and soy milk – delicious!

Enjoy! 🙂

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