Tuesday, 2 June 2015

#PerfectPorridge with Flahavan's Irish Oats #3

HOMEMADE GRANOLA

This week I have another recipe incorporating Flahavan’s Irish Organic Oats. After trying some porridge variations I thought I’d have a go at making granola/muesli from scratch. I’ve seen this being done online so I’ve taken 3 variations of the recipe and created my own version. That’s the nice thing about making granola at home, ‘homemade’ means you can cater for the whole household's tastes; taking out and adding ingredients to suit everyone - perfect!
So lets get started.
Preheat your oven to 130oC (fan assisted) and line a baking tray with parchment to prevent the mixture from sticking. In a large bowl mix -
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 60ml Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Honey (I used Manuka Honey)
  • 150g Flahavans Organic Jumbo Oats
  • 25g Sesame Seeds
Once combined, spread onto your lined baking tray and pop into the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, keeping the mixture on the baking tray add the following ingredients and mix together.
  • 50g Dried Berries (I used Goji Berries and Sultanas)
  • 25g Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Pop back into the oven and time for a further 10 minutes. When your timer pings, remove from the oven and scrape onto a flat tray to cool. This can be stored in an airtight container for upto a month.
As I said there are lots of variations to making your granola at home. You could for example use Coconut Flakes rather than Desiccated Coconut. Or put in Almond Flakes, Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Apricots. You could even skip the dried fruits and make a nutty granola, then top with fresh fruit when you eat it? Honestly the options are endless! Have a go and see what you come up with :) 

*This post is a collaboration & contains pr samples.
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