Vanilla Maple Granola
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I had to come up with this recipe after repeated requests and demands by my husband for more granola in the house! And store bought granola seems so expensive to me and you only get a small amount in the box – which for our family will disappear in less than a week. Also, I wanted to have control over what was in our granola and make sure it was made with only good oils, sweeteners and ingredients.
This recipe is absolutely delicious, so so easy to make and you can whip up a big batch in one go that will last you for weeks, saving you both time and money!
So lets make granola!
(Serves 1 large container, 2.5Ltrs Jar)
- 280g Oats (GF Oats if you need)
- 100g Quinoa, Uncooked
- 120g Hazelnuts
- 140g Almonds
- 150g Flaxseeds
- 130g Pumpkin Seeds
- 140g Sunflower Seeds
- 225g Cup Raisins
- 4 Tbls Coconut Oil
- 3 Tbls Brown Rice Syrup
- 1 Tbls Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbls Vanilla Powder
- 2 good pinches of sea salt
– Pre-heat the oven to 180degrees – In a food processor add the hazelnuts and almonds and pulse a few times until they are roughly chopped. If you don’t have a food processor you can roughly chop them yourself
– In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, quinoa, chopped nuts, seeds, sea salt and vanilla powder and mix in really well. Leave the raisins out, these will be added once the granola has been baked
– In a small pan heat up the coconut oil, rice syrup and maple syrup so they are a liquid syrup and mix together well
– Add this to the granola mixing bowl and mix in really well so that everything is covered with the oil syrup mixture. You want it to become a good sticky mess. Yum!
– Then add to a lightly oiled baking tray and put in the oven for a total of 30min. I had to keep taking it out every 15min to mix it and stir it so that it didn’t burn on the top and not cook the bottom
– So after 15min do the same, take it out, give it a good mix and put it back in for another 15min
– After a total of 30min, bake for another 10min but take it out every 5min to give it a good mix
– This way everything will be baked evenly and you won’t get horrible burnt bits
– When it comes out of the oven mix in the raisins
– It will still seem quite soft – instead of the usual hard baked granola quality, but that is totally normal. Leave it to cool for a while and this is when it will become that delicious hard baked quality
– Once cool, Voila! You’re done! Put in a air-tight sealed glass container or tupperware and it will keep for weeks – that is if you don’t eat it all in the first day!!