About this recipe: Healthy low fat homemade granola, made with cranberries, apricots, currants, hazelnuts, almonds and oats. Much better than shop bought and cheaper too.
Lovely served with chilled semi-skimmed milk, or sprinkled over yoghurt or fruit!
I was looking for a recipe which didn't contain honey, which is a big no-no as I' pregnant, or a lot of sugar or syrup since I'm trying very hard to make sure that I eat only nutritionally beneficial foods. This was great. The apple juice provides a little sweetness, as does the dried fruit without additional sugar (although perhaps when I have the baby I might try adding a tiny bit brown sugar since I'm quite the sweet tooth normally). Easy recipe to follow. I added different things since I didn't have all the ingredients in the cupboards. I used chopped dates and chopped apricots, brasil nuts, cashew nuts, pecans and whole unblanched almonds and I chopped them all carefully and threw them in. It was lovely. Thanks - 22 Aug 2014
I think I either needed to boil down the apple more, or use larger oats, because mine soaked up all the liquid and then when I bake it made more of a chewy flapjack mixture than a granola! Having said that, the bits that did crisp up where very tasty so I will probably have another go at this, or simply use the dry ingredients with apple juice as a quick breakfast. I added sunflower and pumpkin seeds and used more apricot in place of cranberries, which I didn't have. - 24 Sep 2013