My children love granola as a topping for their yoghurt, but often the shop bought versions are super sweet and the lower sugar options are pricey. In my mind making my own sounded like a faff, hence it’s not something I’ve investigated… until I started making a new flapjack recipe and didn’t get the consistency quite right. You know when you know it isn’t right but you keep going regardless. Silly me. As an experienced flapjack maker (and eater) I should have know better. Flapjack intuition.
So when Miss K tried to pick up and eat said flapjack and it crumbled to smithereens we needed a quick rescue as I’m not one to throw away food. Turns out it makes an amazing granola. Sweet enough but not super sweet. I’ve worked out the nutritional info as about a 30g serving.
- 250g oats
- 150g almonds and cashews chopped
- 75g sunflower seeds
- 50g dried apricots, chopped
- 75g honey
- 75g margarine
- 75g peanut butter
- Grease and line a baking tray.
- Heat the honey, margarine and peanut butter (I used the microwave) until it is melted.
- Mix in the oats, nuts and sunflower seeds.
- Press into the tin and bake at Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes.
- Stir and break it up, bake for another 5 minutes.
- Cool and store in an airtight container such as a kilner jar.