As well as tasting better, homemade granola is so much better for you - far less sugar than shop bought, none of the nasty additives and you can chuck in exactly what you want. The figs worked really well in this and gave it a lovely soft chewy texture which complemented the nuts really well. If you didn't have figs you could use dried apricots instead or just add more raisins.
Enjoy the weekend everyone, although it looks like rain here in Cornwall - ah well plenty of time for pottering in the kitchen!
P.S posting from me may be a bit sporadic over the coming few weeks as we have my Sister in Law and Niece staying with us from New Zealand (for Brother in Laws wedding!).
Fig and Nut Granola
A healthy breakfast with dried fruits and nuts
- 125ml Maple Syrup
- 25g Caster Sugar
- 25ml Sunflower Oil
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 500g Jumbo rolled oats
- 250g Nuts (I used walnuts, almonds and brazils)
- 10 Dried Figs, chopped
- 50g Raisins
- 1 TSP Dried Cinnamon
- Pinch Salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 170c and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.Step 2: Put the maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl then pour in the oats, nuts, cinnamon and salt. Toss to coat then place on baking trays. Bake for 15 minutes. Step 3: When cooled put the baked oat mixture into a large container and stir through the dried fruit. Will keep for up to a month in a sealed container.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 15 bowls