Easy Granola Recipe
- 2 cups Oats
- 2 cups Mixed Dried FruitAny dried fruit you like
- 1 cup SeedsAny seeds
- 1 cup Mixed NutsAny nuts you like
- 1/4 cup Sunflower OilCan substitute for other oils including melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Smooth Peanut ButterCan substitute for a half cup of oil
- 1/2 cup SweetenerAnything as long as it’s liquid
If you’re anything like me you will need an ingredient for baking, buy a big packet and only use a little bit. I have so my bags of half used sultanas, dried cranberries and seeds in my cupboards and I thought while I’m at home for a while I should try and use them up and free up some extra cupboard space. This easy granola is great because you can use all your favourite things in it. As long as you use six cups of dry ingredients to one cup of wet then it’ll work out just fine.
I used dried cranberries, sultanas, sunflower seeds, walnuts and peanut along with oats for the dry ingredients in my granola. For the wet ingredients you want to use about half fat and half sweetener. This will make it not too sweet. If you’re looking for a sweeter breakfast just add a little more sweetener than fat. I used peanut butter and a little oil for the fat and a mix of maple syrup and golden syrup for the sweetener because that’s what I had in. I also used a little bit of vanilla extract for a bit of extra flavour.
Another great way to use up left over nuts, seeds and dried fruit are these fruit and nut clusters. Just like this granola they are also suitable for vegans.
Preheat the oven to 160c. Mix together all the dry ingredients.
Melt the wet ingredients if you need to (if using peanut butter, coconut oil etc). A few seconds in the microwave should do this.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Make sure it’s mixed well and all the dry bits are coated in the wet.
Spread the mix out onto a large flat baking tray covered in baking parchment. Bake for around 40 minutes, stirring every 10 and keeping an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.