This year we have added a further course to our Homemade Granola:
Every few days, Martin makes a fresh batch of our homemade granola. He is grateful to Sally Markham of Markham House B&B for the basic recipe to which he added individual touches. He has found that a few recipe changes here and there produces many tasty and nutritious vaieties. For example, we had some dried cranberries so they were diced and added. So … adapt this as you wish.
Combine these in a large bowl:
4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts and/or pecans
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/8 cup chopped almonds
1/8 cup coconut
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
Pre-heat the oven to 350F degrees while you prepare the next step.
Whisk the following in a separate bowl:
1 tsp orange rind
1/4 cup demerara sugar or raw cane sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup orange juice
1/8 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
Dash of vanilla extract.
Pour the above mix into the larger bowl and thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
Bake for 30 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet, stirring every 10 minutes. Let this cool, firstly adding the following mix:
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup sultanas
1/8 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/16 cup chopped dried pineapple and/or papaya.
How many portions are made from this granola recipe? It all depends on appetites and greed!