Granola

Granola is a common breakfast item in our flat, and we had been wanting to try to make our own for a while!

The recipe we used was a hybrid of these two: one from one of my favourite cooking blogs, The Traveler’s Lunchbox, and then one from my Chef Michael Smith cookbook (also available online here).

Granola is not hard to make. First you heat honey, spices, and oil(or butter) in a pot. You then add it to the dry oat and nut mixture. We used oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, partially ground hazelnuts, and cranberries, but oats + any nut mixture will do. Then you lay the mixture out on a flat baking sheet and bake for around 40 minutes. Unfortunately, this granola didn’t turn out perfectly. It was definitely a trial run. We left it in the oven for (about 5-7 minutes) too long, and as you can see from the photo, it looks a little darker than it should. Also, the honey we used was würzig (doesn’t have a good translation to English in my opinion! Kind of spicy/strong flavoured), and we think this might have affected the sweetness level. Next time we’ll use regular honey and not bake it for quite so long.

Granola with plain yogurt & fresh strawberries.
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