I've been making granola. Although we probably just call it toasted muesli here.
I borrowed a book from the library last week by a woman called Ellie Krieger, who I'm guessing has a cooking show on TV in the US. But I don't think we get her here because I watch a lot of cooking shows on pay and I've never seen her. But its a really nice book called The Food You Crave.And it had this recipe for granola that I thought I'd make and everyone loves it. Around here we just sprinkle it over yoghurt. Well the kids do. I don't like yoghurt so I just eat it dry by the handful.
As with most things, homemade stuff tastes a lot better than the packaged store bought stuff. And its easy.
So if you're a fan of granola you should give it a go. I added a handful of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds to mine before I cooked it.
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisons (optional)
I didn't use the raisons because dried fruit is nasty and wrong.
So then preheat oven to 300 degreesF – coat a large baking tray with cooking spray (I used baking paper). Combine all ingredients, mix well to coat everything with maple syrup, spread on the baking tray and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let it cool completely and store in the refigerator for about 2 weeks.
Around here it doesn't last anywhere near 2 weeks though.
And remember people one serve is 1/2 cup.