|Granola saved with homemade pouring yogurt and dried tropical fruits.|
300g Jumbo oats
50g Pinhead oats
1 Tbsp Wheatgerm
120g Sunflower seeds
120g Pumpkin seeds
150g Mixed nuts of your choice
Pinch of salt
125ml Apple juice
4 Tbsp Maple syrup
2 Tbsp Sunflower oil
Preheat the oven to 300F (150C) or use the bottom oven of a range.
|The basic granola is also a great ingredient for cookies and crumbles.|
1. In a very large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients
2. In a small pyrex jug, whisk together the wet ingredients and mix into the dry ingredients until thoroughly dispersed, then divide and spread the mixture evenly on two baking sheets.
3. Bake the granola for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until the granola is a nice golden brown.
4. Remove from oven, then cool completely.
Store the granola in a large, airtight container. It will keep for up to one month. These quantities make about 11 very generous servings.
|Add your own favorite toppings to the basic mix.|
Now for the fun part… Mr. Snug is in training for a triathlon and eats this granola the same way with the same topping and milk every single morning. It keeps him full 'til lunch time and if he can't have any he will not be a happy bunny. If I had to eat the same thing every morning I honestly think I would lose my will to live. I do eat this granola about once a week but I have hardly ever eaten it the same way twice… natural yogurt, fresh and dried fruit - the possibilities are endless.
If you are adding any spices or extra seeds and nuts they should be added before the baking stage. Add any dried fruits or chocolate chips when the granola is completely cooled.