Granola Girl

My very first blog post. As everyone who knows me will agree, I am the most indecisive person, however I had no problem choosing which recipe would be the first one to be posted on my blog. GRANOLA. This was one of the first recipes I decided to write down, and have tried so many versions of it to get it to taste just right.

For me granola has to be crunchy, chunky, slightly sweet and a little bit gooey. The consistency is the hardest part to get right, and a few minutes either side in the oven and a whole batch can go from delicious to break your teeth hard!

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Ingredients:

coconut oil
rice syrup
agave syrup

spelt flakes
rice flakes
dessicated coconut
pecans (chopped)
almonds (blanched and chopped)
pistachios

What to do…

turn the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, a cup of rice syrup and 2 tablespoons of agave syrup in a saucepan over a low heat. Gently warm the mixture, stirring occasionally until they are combined, be careful not to let it boil.

Meanwhile, mix together 2 cups of spelt flakes, 1 cup of rice flakes, 1/2 cup of dexxicated coconut, 1 cup of mixed nuts.

Once the wet ingredients have combined, pour over the dry mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until all the dry ingredients are coated and start to stick together. Place the mixture on the prepared baking tray and spread it into a thick layer covering the tray – about 1-2 cm thick. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. You may want to turn the mixture over half way through baking to get a more even bake, but this is not crucial.

All ovens are different so make sure your granola is nice and golden when you remove it from the oven…the more golden the more crunchy! Be careful though, charred bits of granola don’t taste good!! Once removed from the oven leave the granola to cool completely on the tray, the assures that the granola sticks together instead of just becoming crumbly. once it is cool break it up into bite sized chunks, i like to leave it in big pieces then just break it over my breakfast.

Store in a jar or an airtight container until needed…it barely lasts a week in my house, it makes such a yummy snack and satisfies those sweet cravings!!

Enjoy!
tbc x

 

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