My husband I go through huge quantities of granola every week, and of course we are hooked on one of the expensive ones… Realising what a fortune we must spend on it made me make my own granola yesterday. I haven’t worked out the cost in comparison but it will be much cheaper than ready made granola (depending on what you add to it). It is so easy to make and much tastier as you only have to put your favourite ingredients in it (and leave out the cornflake which always gives you that dusty portion at the end of the bag). I decided to go a bit more luxurious and added some of those youghurt coated banana chips which you can find in the shop. Next time I am planning on making my own oven baked banana chips to keep the cost down even more!
Here is how I made my granola (but add whatever you want)
Recipe: Homemade granola (makes approx 1 l)
1 dl (approx 1/3 cup) hazelnuts
4 dl (approx 1,5 cup) oats
1 dl (approx 1/3 cup) coconut flakes
50 ml rapeseed oil
50 ml water
50 ml honey
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 dl (approx 1/3 cup) dried chopped fruit e.g. apricot
1 dl (approx 1/3 cup) raisins
handful of pumpkin seeds
handful of yoghurt coated banana chips
Roughly chop the hazelnut. Mix in a bowl with the oats. Mix oil, water, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl and add to the oats. Mix everything. Spread out on a bakingtray lined with greaseproof paper. Cook in the midle of the oven at 175C for 20-25 mins. Stir the granola after half of the cooking time. Take out when the granola is starting to get a nice colour. Once the granola has cooled down add the dried fruit, raisins, pumkin seeds and banana chips. Store in an air tight container.