Monday, 1 April 2013

Homemade Granola

This granola recipe is based roughly on this one, with my additions of craisins and use of honey rather than maple syrup. It's super simple and fun, so definitely give it a shot! I've enjoyed it on its own as well as with milk, greek yoghurt and fruit, and next I wanna try compacting it into little popcorn-sized balls!

servings: 3-4
ingredients: 2 cups of old fashioned oats, 1.5 cups of shelled pistachios (or nut[s] of choice), 1/3 cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of ginger, 1/3 cup of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of craisins (or dried fruit of choice).
preheat: 350F (177C - or use your toaster like I did! you just need to watch it carefully).
prep: combine the oats and pistachios in a bowl, adding in the oil and honey. stir. add in salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla and continue to mix. spread this mixture over a baking sheet (covered with parchment paper).
bake time: 25-30 minutes
detail: while baking, stir every 10 minutes, adding dried fruit during last 10 minutes of baking