granola on sideboard
granola ingredients
This recipe make two large jars

450g organic jumbo oats

250g seeds (sunflower / sesame / poppy)

75g coconut flakes

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

125g rice syrup (or use maple syrup / golden syrup – just avoid date syrup as it burns too easily)

85g local honey

175g Apple Compote (optional – see below)

50g muscovado sugar

150g whole almonds

100g whole pecans

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons coconut oil

200g organic raisins

granola mixture in bowl
For a delicious granola

Granola is packed with fibre and nutritious nuts and seeds so is great for your gut health.

This granola recipe is very simple – just mix all of the ingredients except the raisins in a large bowl until very well coated. If you don’t have apple compote available it works perfectly well without it – but it does provide a lovely extra depth of flavour when you have a glut of apples in autumn. Pour the granola mix into two large baking trays and bake in a medium oven (180 o C) stirring every 8 mins or so. Keep baking until the granola is a deep golden colour but take care as the nuts can burn very quickly. This will vary by oven but in ours  this takes approx. 30 mins.

granola compressed

When the granola is ready, remove from the oven and stir in the raisins. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight jar. The granola will crisp up as it cools.

Delicious served with a lovely thick organic yogurt and seasonal fruit.