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Homemade Granola

A delicious, crunchy cereal for starting the day well or for topping stewed fruit for a quick dessert. A no sugar alternative to other cereals.


Makes approximately 8-10 servings

Preparation time is approximately 15 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 20-25 minutes








Ingredients

2 Ripe Bananas

2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil

350g Oats (gluten-free if required)

100g Mixed Seeds

100g Mixed (raw) nuts, Chopped

50g Coconut Flakes

50g Chopped Dried Apricots (Check no added sugar)

2 teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon and / or Ground Ginger


How to make Homemade Granola

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C for a fan oven).

  2. Mash the bananas until free of lumps.

  3. Gently melt the coconut oil in a small pan over a low heat.

  4. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, then stir in the Mashed banana & melted coconut oil until everything is well combined and sticky.

  5. Spread the mixture out on 2-3 baking trays lined with greaseproof paper.

  6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring/shaking every 5 mins so it bakes evenly.

  7. Remove from the oven when the granola is golden and crunchy – it will continue to cook a little and darken so don’t leave in the oven too long

  8. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.



 

HINTS & TIPS

The dried apricots can be replaced with dried cranberries or other dried fruits.

Delicious layered with natural yoghurt and fresh or stewed fruit

Perfect topping for stewed fruit as a quick fruit crumble

If you find a no sugar added Muesli this can be used as a base instead of the oats, fruit and seeds for added speed.



Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.


Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

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