The Ultimate Toasted Granola
Updated: Mar 17, 2019
There are just some foods in this world that bring a necessary element of joy into your life and make your soul happy! It's even better when you can feel that food doing you good and for me one of those foods is granola. There's just something about the beautifully caramelised oats, sticky sultanas and the crisp accompaniment of macadamias and almonds that makes this muesli so addictive. It is the perfect way to start your day with a bowl at breakfast with greek yoghurt, honey and some berries or try it as a topping for a smoothie bowl but whatever way you decide to eat it, you'll very quickly fall in love and will soon find yourself making a top up batch because you've snacked on majority of the container in only a couple of days...guilty :)
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RECIPE Prep~15 minutes Cook~20 minutes
3/4 cup maple syrup
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon golden syrup
4 tablespoons macadamia oil or coconut oil
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup macadamias (roughly chopped)
1 1/2 cups sultanas
3/4 cup dates (sliced lengthways)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 sunflower seeds
1/2 cup cranberries
1/4 cup pepitas
1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place maple syrup, honey, golden syrup and oil in a saucepan and stir over a low heat for about 2 minutes until melted.
2. Combine oats, chopped almonds and macadamias, sultanas, dates and sesame seeds in a bowl. Add in the syrup and stir to coat the ingredients.
3. Spread evenly across the 2 trays and bake in oven for about 20 minutes until mix is golden brown. Stir mix halfway through baking so the granola bakes evenly. 4. Remove from oven then add sunflower seeds, cranberries and pepitas on top. Allow the granola to cool on trays before transferring to an airtight container for storage. (Granola is best eaten within a month of baking).