i like mine with granola but i don't eat it often nor i have ever tried making it.
So.. i recently made applesauce and i thought i should make some granola to go with it.
I decided on a simple one.
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cups or more wheat bran
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Some sesame seeds
1/4 tsp salt
100ml honey (add more if you want it sweeter – i don't like my foods too sweet, so i added less, but you can definitely add more, it would clump together more too)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 tbsp neutral flavour oil – i used peanut oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 – 1 cup raisins
Othe dried fruits or nuts as you wish
Mix the wet and dry ingredients well individually.
Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
I wore a glove for this – mix the ingredients together pressing and squeezing so that all the ingredients get well mixed with the honey mixture.
Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper and lay the mixture on evenly.
In a 160 degree oven, bake the mixture for 25 mins.
Take it out, and stir/mix well. Then into the oven it goes again for another 25 mins.
When mixing, you will feel that the mixture is still quite soft and not crunchy, don't worry, it will crunch up when cooling.
I didn't use much honey, so my granola was not clumpy. If you used more honey than i did, keep stirring and separating while the mixture is cooling so that you can determine how clumpy you want the mixture to be.
Add in the raisins/dried fruits.
Yum Yum Yum.
Have it over yogurt with homemade apple sauce. or.. i think i prefer this.. in milk. Ooooo.. on frozen yogurt too!!
I think it's quite healthy, with all the fibre in it but because it has been baked, i think it makes this a little heaty esp if you added in a good amount of nuts. So eat it in moderation ok?