27 July 2013

Super & healthy granola

Who doesn't love granola? Anyway, recently there's been news about how granola really isn't good for you, this only applies to the pre-made,shop bought ones. This recipe uses apple juice and maple syrup instead of the usual heaps of butter and sugar required. If served with soya milk or yogurt then this recipe is also vegan. Some of this recipe i discovered on http://www.eatingwell.com/ and the rest i adapted for my own taste. This recipe makes about 6 servings of 1 cup size.

  • For the granola:
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup apple-juice 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon oil (flavourless)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup any other nuts or seeds you fancy (optional)
To serve (per person):100ml Yogurt/150ml Milk

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  1. Combine oats and sunflower seeds, raisins and any nuts/seeds you may have added in a large bowl. Drizzle with apple-juice concentrate, maple syrup and oil; toss until evenly moistened. Spread on prepared baking sheet (I find it easier to mix liquids in a separate bowl before adding to the oats)
  1. Bake granola until light golden and crisp, 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a bowl.
  1. Cool completely and serve with your choice of fruit and milk/yogurt.
  1. Enjoy! Cassidy xx

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