Granola is such a nutritious and delicious breakfast. Oats are packed full of minerals including manganese, phosphorus and copper. Also, they contain lots of carbohydrates, which release energy slowly throughout the day. Nuts are, of course, an excellent source of protein as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. Sultanas are a great source of iron, potassium and selenium, as well as vitamin A. And then there’s dried cranberries … well, they taste good!
I just love making granola, since it’s takes such little effort and it makes your kitchen smell amazing!
Makes: 2 baking sheets
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
- 160g nuts (I used almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts)
- 400g rolled oats
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 70g sultanas
- 30g dried cranberries
- Preheat your oven to 150°C/300°F/gas mark 2.
- Crush the nuts with a pestle and mortar or food processor.
- Stir together the nuts, oats, maple syrup and coconut oil until everything is evenly coated.
- Spread the mixture onto two baking sheets and cook for 25 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes or so.
- Then stir in the dried fruit and cook for a final 10 minutes, until the oats are lovely and golden.
- Store in an airtight jar for up to a month.
Each 50g serving approximately contains:
- Calories: 208 kcal
- Fat: 12.7g
- Carbohydrates: 20.2g
- Protein: 5.8g