Making your own granola might seem like an unnecessarily bothersome thing to do, but it’s actually ridiculously simple and requires minimum effort. All you do it mix some oil and sweetener together with a pinch of salt and then mix the oats into that. Put it in the oven for about half an hour and you’re done. Plus, you have the added bonus of knowing what’s in yours. This recipe is for a basic version, as in just roasted rolled oats, but you can go anywhere from there, adding nuts, seeds and dried fruit as you like. I’ve given you a couple of examples here to get you going, but feel free to run away with it.
Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.
Makes about 300g.
To guarantee Gluten Free, use gluten-free oats
50ml groundnut oil
25ml sesame oil
50ml maple syrup
2tbsp coconut nectar
Pinch flakes sea salt
175g rolled oats
Preheat the oven to gas 4/180C/350F and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Put all the ingredients apart from the oats into a mixing bowl and whisk together until fully incorporated. Add the oats and stir with a spoon again until fully mixed. Spread the mixture out onto the baking tray and place in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. Take them out and give them a good mix around, then put them back in for another 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on the tray. You can store them in an air-tight container for about 6 weeks.
Try the same recipe as above, but this time add 25g pumpkin seeds, 50g raisins and 20g flaked almonds.