One of my most popular bakes has been my Wildflower Meadow Honey & Nut Granola. Freshly roasted nuts, rich tasting honey and a savoury note of sea salt to bring all those flavours together into balance.
Sadly, rocketing prices have meant that I can't make it for you at the moment but, for those of you suffering withdrawals, here is the recipe!
I believe that we should be mindful of what we put into our bodies and the effect that our diet has on the environment around us. I recommend using ingredients which are organic and as minimally processed as possible, preserving their nutritional value without unnecessary chemicals and additives. This is especially true for large scale mono-culture crops like almonds and cereals. Find out more here about why eating organic is good for us and the planet.
165g - organic oat flakes
138g - organic wheat flakes
110g - organic barley flakes
77g - organic sunflower seeds
77g - organic pumpkin seeds
110g - organic, natural, whole hazelnuts (skin on)
110g - organic, natural, whole almonds (skin on)
187g - your favourite honey (I used a certified organic, wildflower meadow honey)
28g - light olive oil
3g - natural, coarse sea salt
9g - vanilla paste
What to do:
- Pre-heat your oven to 175c (fan assisted oven)/ 185c.
- Mix together the cereal flakes
- Spread the flake mix onto a silicone mat on a large baking tray and roast for 16 min.
- Combine the olive oil, honey, vanilla, sea salt, roughly chopped nuts and seeds in a large heat-proof bowl.
- Taking care, add the hot, mixed flakes to the honey-nut mix and stir well to combine.
- Spread the lot onto the silicone mat on a baking tray and return to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning the mix over with a spatula every 10 minutes.
- Keep a careful eye to ensure the granola evenly browns and does not burn.
- Once consistently golden brown remove from the oven and allow to cool. Adjust the seasoning as needed (with extra sea salt or vanilla paste).
- Cool completely before storing in an air-tight Kilner jar for up to 3 months.
Try this granola for breakfast with fruit and yoghurt, milk or fresh orange juice. Also great with ice cream or mixed as part of a crumble topping sprinkled over your favourite roasted fruit.
Allergens: Gluten containing cereal (oat, wheat and barley flakes), Nuts (hazelnuts, almonds)