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April 9, 2013

Homemade Granola

Granola

I saw this recipe to make granola and thought I’d try it out. The end result was delicious, and I will definitely make it again.

Homemade Granola

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

1/4 cup wheatgerm

1 cup of your favorite nuts, roughly chopped (I used walnuts, pecan and almonds)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 large egg whites

1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

Method:

1. Preheat the oven 150C/300F

2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl (apart from the cranberries)

3. Add the maple syrup and the olive oil and mix thoroughly

4. Whisk the egg whites until frothy

5. Stir the egg whites into the granola and combine well

6. Place the granola on a lined tray and spread it evenly

7. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes until the granola is golden brown and it’s dry to the touch

8. Cool then break the granola into clusters

9. Add the cranberries and combine carefully

Shelley’s comments

1. Don’t chop the nuts too small because they might burn.

2. I didn’t add as much salt as the recipe said.

3. If you don’t like cranberries, replace with the dried fruit of your choice.

4. Watch your granola carefully because you want it golden brown, not burnt!

5. I like my granola with yoghurt and sometimes make a yoghurt parfait, which is delicious.

Yoghurt Parfait

In this parfait, I’ve layered thick Greek yoghurt with raspberry coulis and topped with a sprinkling of granola. Perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

What is your favorite thing to eat for a lazy weekend breakfast?

8 Comments

  1. Maria Zannini

    I’ve never made granola, so I’m bookmarking this recipe. Thank you!

    My lazy breakfast food is a bagel with a spinach cream cheese spread.

    • Shelley Munro

      I hadn’t made granola before either, but it was incredibly easy.

  2. Brinda

    I would eat a ton of this. I love granola and yogurt.

    • Shelley Munro

      It is delicious. I do eat lots of it.

  3. Mary Kirkland

    I love granola as a snack and with milk for breakfast. It’s funny because a small box of granola is twice as much as a box of regular sugary cereal. Looks like an easy and delicious recipe.

    • Shelley Munro

      Yes, it’s expensive to buy. It didn’t cost much to make myself, and I liked knowing what went into it.

  4. Jennifer Shirk

    Egg whites. Huh, I’ve never seen that. I need to try this!

    My all-time fav breakfast is Greek yogurt with some granola sprinkled on top!!

    • Shelley Munro

      I wondered about the egg white too, but it turned out well.

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