Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola


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About this recipe: This recipe calls for almonds but you can use any nuts you like - it's always delicious! A healthy and energising way to start your day. Also great for making your own yoghurt pots!

Susan Johnson

Serves: 20 

  • 2 bananas, peeled and diced
  • 225g (8 oz) dates, pitted and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 625g (1 3/8 lb) porridge oats
  • 225g (8 oz) dried mixed fruit
  • 225g (8 oz) flaked or slivered almonds

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Gas mark 1/2.
  2. Purée the bananas and dates in a food processor. Add the brown sugar, hot water, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl, add porridge oats and mix well.
  4. Spread onto large baking trays and bake in preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Cook longer for crunchier if desired. Once cooled add the dried fruits and nuts, as little or as much as you want, and mix.

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This is divine for breakfast with greek yoghurt and honey! i added the nuts about half way through cooking, using chopped mixed nuts not flaked almonds, because I like my nuts toasted and in a variety of flavours. It makes enough for me to enjoy every day and I only have to make it every few weeks! Just about to go bake another batch but needed to re-find the recipe since my printed out copy got blasted with the date/banana mix last time when my jug tipped... - 12 Oct 2014

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