I am not a morning person. In fact, if I had the choice my day would only begin at 12pm. As this isn’t actually possible, I try to find ways to make my mornings a little more bearable. Enter homemade granola.
I’ve tried many granola recipes over the years, but this one is currently my favourite. It’s an (adapted) recipe from one of my favourite restaurants, Eleven Madison Park – so it really wasn’t much of a surprise when it turned out so well.
I tend to use either dried strawberries or cranberries in the granola, depending on what I have lying around. But feel free to use any dried fruit that takes your fancy – that’s the beauty of homemade granola, you get to personalise it and make it your own. Add in a dollop of Greek yogurt and milk = perfection!
Makes approximately 6 cups
Adapted from an Eleven Madison Park recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cups rye flakes
- 1 cup shelled pistachios
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3⁄4 cup dried strawberries
1. Preheat your oven to 145’C.
2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, rye flakes, pistachios, pumpkin seeds and salt. Set aside.
3. Place the brown sugar, maple syrup, and olive oil in a small pan. Heat the pan over low heat, until the sugar has just dissolved.
4. Remove the pan from the heat, and pour the warm mixture over the dry oat mixture – be sure to coat the oat mixture well.
5. Spread the granola mixture on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper, or a silicone baking sheet). Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until it is lightly browned. Stir the granola every 10 minutes or so to ensure even browning.
6. Remove the granola from the oven, and mix in the dried strawberries.
7. Once the granola has cooled completely, transfer to a storage container (an airtight one is preferable).
6 thoughts on “[instagrammed] Homemade granola”
I heart Granola but it’s such a tedious snacks to bake on our own especially u need to sir and make sure that it don’t get burnt during the baking process 🙂 Yours sure look great with those fresh figs!!!!
Yes I stir every 15 minutes! Have to put a timer though or I forget.. haha!
Looks delicious! May have to make myself a batch to brighten up these autumn mornings!
Thanks! I love it as it’s not too sweet, like some of the store bought versions. Plus you get to put in what you like 🙂
That looks very delicious, I’ve never made my own granola but thinking of doing it this weekend so fingers crossed!
I hope you will try making some – it’s addictive!