While many people do not see any reason for making their own granola – because supermarkets sell loads of options – I say: Once you’ve made your own batch once, you will never go back to shop-bought granola! Those are usually full of sugar and sometimes consist of palm oil, plus, the amount of healthy nuts, seeds and dried fruits is generally rather small.
Homemade granola is where you can get creative, mixing any type of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, spices and grains together. This version is made with coconut chips, dried apricots and mangos, have fun making it and – even more fun – eating it after!
Homemade granola with coconut, apricots and mangos
For one large batch.
250 grams old fashioned oats
50 grams sliced almonds
30 grams whole almonds, skin on
50 grams sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
60 millilitres melted coconut oil
5 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
60 grams coconut chips
10 dried apricots, roughly chopped
60 grams dried mango, sliced
Preheat the oven to 150°C (fan) (170°C upper and lower heat).
Combine oats, sliced and whole almonds, sunflower seeds, and salt in a large bowl. Pour the mixture over the honey, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil. Stir well so that all ingredients are wet and slightly sticky.
Spread the mixture on a baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes, stirring once or twice in the meantime.
Add the coconut chips and dried apricots to the tray, bake the granola for another five minutes until the apricots have just become soft and juicy. Remove the tray from the oven, mix your granola with the dried mango slices and allow to cool.
The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Video: Karin Capuano
Music: Fernando Alanís