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10 January 2011

Yumola Granola

In the new year everyone's thoughts turn to dieting and healthy food, this is one of my favourites to fill you up at the start of the day.  
However it seems to be eaten as a snack food in my house, and my Husband swears it's the best thing to nibble while drinking whiskey. 
If you have allergies that could be affected by this recipe, you can replace any of the nuts, seeds or berries with others, it's a very versatile recipe, try using coconut, dried bananas, sultanas etc..

Ingredients
400grams of wholemeal oats
2 handfuls of dried cranberries
2 handfuls of sunflower seeds
1 handful of shelled and chopped walnuts
1 handful of sesame seeds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg
150grams of light brown sugar
6 tablespoons of runny honey(2 big squirts in it's in a squeezy tub)
80grams of butter
2 oven trays
Large storage jar.


Pre heat oven to gas mark 3(160c)
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, trying not to pick at them as you do.
 

Melt the butter, honey and sugar in a large pan, once heated but not bubbling, add  the dry mix and stir through until it all clumps together.
Spread mixture across the trays and place in oven, after 10 minutes remove and rough up mixture so it forms small clumps, put back in oven for 5 minutes, then take out to completely cool.
Once cool place mixture in air tight container, mine filled a 3 1/3lb glass jar. 



Sorry some of the measurements are vague but I tend to guess most cooking, if you make this let me know how it turns out.


Enjoy Amanda.x. 



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