My bestie asked me to make her a batch of Glorious Granola. So here is its latest incarnation, spiced up with ground ginger for some warming heat as the colder days set in.
It contains almonds for protein, potassium and vitamin E whilst the sesame seeds are a good non-dairy source of calcium.
I have a set of baking measuring cups that I use for this, but an ordinary teacup would work just as well. The proportions are just a guide, feel free to get creative. Just don’t go mad with the ground ginger…..it can get realllllly punchy.
- 3 cups rolled oats (gluten free if you prefer)
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup flaked almonds
- 1 cup mixed unsalted nuts (I used walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews. Any combination will work but don’t use peanuts)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of sea salt
- ½ cup cold-pressed rapeseed oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- Heat the oven to 200°c.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large baking tray. I use a ‘disposable’ foil tray that’s big enough to roast a turkey. Except I don’t dispose of it, I wash it and use it again like any sensible person would.
- Gently warm the honey (or rice malt syrup if you want a vegan option) and rapeseed oil in a saucepan for a few minutes so that they combine together.
- Pour the liquid onto the dry ingredients and give it a really good mix until everything is coated with the oil/honey combo.
- Bake it in the oven for 30-40 minutes until it’s toasted and golden. Check on it every 10 minutes and give the mixture a stir, as it has a tendency to catch and burn at the edges if you don’t keep turning it.
- Take it out of the oven, let it cool completely then transfer it to an airtight container.
It's really good with nut milk and blueberries or natural yogurt.
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