Basic mix: Additions before baking:
• 4 cups of Harraways Rolled Oats (your choice)
• ½ cup pumpkin seeds add ½ cup more
• ½ cup sunflower seeds add ½ cup more
• ½ cup of other seeds (sesame, flaxseed)
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 tsp extra nutmeg, allspice, cardamon, ginger
• 2 overripe bananas (frozen ones great)
Additions AFTER baking
• 2 cups whole nuts dry roasted
• 1 cup dried fruits, goji, blueberry, cranberries
2. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Mash the bananas, use a small whizz if you have one, sprinkle on the spice and mix it well into the banana pulp. If using frozen bananas, thaw first skin on, drain, peel then whizz.
4. Now pour the banana over the dried ingredients and mix very well. I’ve found using my Danish whisk excellent, but any large flat wire whisk or wooden spoon will work.
5. Now spread the mix out over the two pans. Spread evenly and bake for 10 mins. Take pans out, careful they will be hot, mix well bringing edges in and then back into the oven for another 10 minutes. Reposition the pans if necessary.
6. Take out and place on a rack.
7. After 15-20 mins pour the baked granola into a large clean dry bowl, and add other yummy, dry ingredients.
8. When completely cooled store in a large jar/container with lid. Keeps well.
- I buy packets of ‘own brand’ dry roasted nuts to add to this mix. Nuts don’t roast evenly with the
oats unless you chop them up and I like the nuts whole. You could just dry roast them separately.
- The banana coats the oats well leaving a ‘is that a hint of is that banana, smell, taste?’ You don’t miss the oils or honey etc promise!
- My favourite as you can see in this mix is almonds, cashews, and goji berries. I also upped the pumpkin and sunflower seed.
- Enjoy your ¼ cup serving with fresh seasonal fruit, stewed apple, or rhubarb and top with
yoghurt. This will keep you satisfied all morning.