Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Maple-honey granola

ottolenghi-granola-homemade

I think I mentioned a few months ago that I placed an order with the Ottolenghi webshop, in the UK? Well, I did. And I ordered their granola. And I loved it. I usually don't like granola all that much, it's either not crunchy enough, or filled with somewhat icky stuff, or with lots of fruit in it, or.. just something. I end up eating it a few times, throwing out the rest. Not so with the Ottolenghi stuff. It was divine. However, it had brazil nuts which I don't particularly cared for... and it was pretty expensive. Especially to ship over from the UK. Not an option in the long run, obviously.

So I made my own - I drew some inspiration from the ottolenghi cookbook, and some from online sources, but finally ended up with this. It's not the healthiest of granolas, I know. It is, however, one that I will finish. And that's pretty good.

Maple-honey granola
300 g oats
200 g mixed nuts (almond, cashew, hazelnuts)
25 g sunflower seeds

75 g honey
75 g maple syrup 
4 tbsp rapeseed oil
2 tbsp water
Pinch of salt

Place the oats, nuts and seeds in a big bowl. Combine honey, maple syrup, oil, water and salt and then mix this into the rest of the ingredients. Use your hands to make sure everything is well covered. Spread on a lined baking sheet, and bake at 140°C for about 35-40 minutes. Check it every ten minutes or so, you might need to stir it a little, and while you do want it to turn golden, you don't want it to burn even a little. 

2 comments:

Foodycat said...

Actually, that pretty much is the healthiest granola! It has much less sugar and fat than other recipes I have seen.

Katie Brigstock said...

ohhh sounds delicious! I keep meaning to have a look on their web store- I bet there are some amazing products! xxx