Cinnamon-Apple Granola

In my family, we eat granola like nobodys business. However, looking at the ingredients of the store-bought varieties is sometimes quite terrifying. The amount of sugar they contain is just plain ridiculous. Especially when it’s so easy to make at home, and with a whole lot less of creepy things on the ingredient list. granola8

So you can vary this however you want basically, but the foundation should always be some good old-fashioned oats.

A small batch contains:

Dry ingredients:
3 dl(1.4 cups) of oats
1.5-2 dl(0.5-0.8 cups) of mixed nuts. I used half almonds and half walnuts
1 tablespoon of sunflower kernels
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
1 teaspoon of flax seeds
1½ teaspoon of grated coconutgranola

Wet ingredients:
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of muscavado sugar
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
½ tablespoon of watergranola2

Extra:
½ green apple
30 grams of raisins

Chop up your nuts and add all your dry ingredients in a bowl. Start to melt the wet ingredients in a pot on the stove. Once the sugar is completely melted pour over your bowl and start to mix together your ingredients. The idea is for every piece of nut, oat and seed to be glistening. granola3
Now, spread your uncooked granola on a baking paper-lined oven tray and place in a 120 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.
If you think my granola looks a bit dark, I was about 30 seconds away from burning mine, so keep a close watch on the oven, to not make my mistake.

When cooked, take out of the oven to cool for about an hour.
At this point your granola is done! If your want to make it a bit more special, then follow the last few steps as well. It’s well worth it, I promise!

Slice your apple thinly. And since the plan is to dehydrate the apple, the thinner your slice it the better the end product will be. Place on baking paper, sprinkle with cinnamon and cook in a 100 degree oven to 40-60 minutes. The cooking time will vary greatly depending on how thin your slices are. granola6
When they’re done, they should look like this.

Cut up into smaller pieces and add them and raisins to your granola.granola9

Now you’ll have an amazingly delicious and nutritious breakfast, or just a snack when you’re feeling a bit peckish. And by the way, it’s brilliant with a glass of my raspberry smoothie

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