Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Homemade Granola

I made my own granola the other day!! I know, I'm awesome. 

Thanks to, the process was lovely and painless. Here is the proof!

Homemade Nutty Vanilla Granola

4 cups/11 oz/325 g oats
1/2 cup/3 oz/85 g sliced almonds
1/2 cup/2 oz/60 g chopped walnuts
1/2 cup/2 oz/60 g chopped pecans
1/2 cup/2 1/2 oz/75 g sunflower seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup/3 1/2 oz/100 g packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup/6 oz/170 g honey or golden syrup
1/3 cup/2 1/2 fl oz/80 ml vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Position rack in middle of oven and preheat oven to 375º
F.  Lightly grease a baking sheet with oil.  Mix oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.

2. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, and oil and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla.  Pour hot liquid over oat mixture, stir and toss until thoroughly mixed.

3. Spread granola on baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 18-20 mins, stirring occasionally (3 times during the baking process) to ensure even baking.  Be warned: granola can go from perfectly brown to burnt in one minute, really watch it at the end.

4. Transfer granola to a large bowl and let it cool, stirring occasionally.

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