Are you making granola? There's loads of recipes around and it's so cheap to make yourself, especially if you stock up on ingredients in bulk at the local health food store. Now that the warmer weather is here and more and more summer fruits are appearing, granola is our favourite breakfast, served with loads of yogurt and fresh fruit.
This recipe, based on one of Heidi's, really is a doddle to make and you can add substitute your own favourite fruit, nuts or even add seeds if you're feeling really virtuous. I like to add the dried fruit after the granola has baked so they don't burn and turn bitter. Here's our recipe, but would love to know if you have a favourite one.
Granola :: makes a really big jar full.
4 cups of oats
1.5 cups hazelnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup dried sour cherries
1 cup of golden raisins (my god have you tried these? A taste sensation!)
1 tbs cinnamon
2 tsp salt
60 g coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
Preheat oven to 150C. In a large bowl combine oats, hazelnuts, coconut, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Then in a small saucepan melt coconut oil over gentle heat. Add the honey and stir well to combine then pour over oat mixture and toss really well until all the dry ingredients are coated well. Spread evenly over two baking sheets and place in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes, or until starting to turn golden. You can stir the granola half way through if the edges are getting too brown. Allow to cool then pour back into large bowl and add the fruit and toss. Store in a large airtight container.