Shop bought granola is YUMMY but it's also quite expensive and not all that great for you (if you're like me and get through a box in four days!).
I decided to have a go at making my own "healthy" granola to see if it was possible. After looking at various recipes and ideas for inspiration I came up with my own recipe.
You can use this is a "plain" base and add different grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc as you wish (just be sure to add the fruit after it has baked or it will burn).
300g Rolled Oats
100g Porridge Oats
50g Puffed Wheat Cereal (you can use Rice Krispies or any other puffed cereal).
3tbsp Apple Juice
2tbsp Maple Syrup
1tsp Vanilla Essence
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
1. Preheat your oven to 120ºC.
2. Mix the rolled oats, porridge oats, puffed wheat, wheatbran and cinnnamon together in a bowl.
3. In a saucepan, heat the apple juice, maple syrup and vanilla essence on a low heat until it starts to form a syrupy mixture.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the syrup and coat well - transfer onto a baking tray and make sure that there is an even thin layer of the mixture over the tray.
5. Place the tray in the centre shelf of the oven for 30 minutes, being sure to check and shake the tray every 10 minutes to avoid burning.
6. Remove from the oven and at this point add your extras and stir.
Leave to cool and MUNCH!