Many people who come and stay with us at The Old Parsonage tell us they enjoy our homemade granola and have asked for the recipe so I thought it would be a good idea to include it here on our website.

Our granola is based upon the BBC’s ‘Good for you’ granola recipe. I have tweaked it a little and every so often if we fancy spicing it up a bit, I add a teaspoon or two of mixed spice or cinnamon into the mix.

Of course, it is up to you and your taste buds to decide on what to include, either way it is easy to make and is a really versatile product which you can munch on at breakfast, lunch, snack time or as part of a pudding at dinner.

Ingredients                                                           

  • 2tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 4tbsp sesame seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 100g of dried berries( I use cranberries )                    

Method

  • Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Tip in all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit and coconut, and mix well.
  • Pop the granola onto two baking sheets and spread evenly. Bake for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and add the coconut and dried fruit, mixing them evenly through the granola and bake for 10-15 mins more. Remove the granola from the oven and put onto a wire rack to cool. The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.

Serving Ideas

  • Grab a handful of blueberries or any berry of your choice and pop into the bottom of a bowl or glass container. Mix 2tbsp of natural yoghurt with 1tsp of lemon curd. Add a splash of lemon juice to the yoghurt mix and stir in. Pop the yoghurt mix on top of the berries. Top with the granola & enjoy for a breakfast treat or as a delightful and refreshing pudding. This is inspired by one of Mary Berry’s puddings.
  • Just keep it simple; granola with milk or yoghurt with a sprinkling of cinnamon and brown sugar, or even as a cheeky snack during the day!

I hope you enjoy making your own granola and have found this blog helpful. I look forward to hearing all about your recipes when you come and visit us!