Almond granola

May 4th, 2011

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I follow a lot of blogs, but there are a few that I always click on when a new post pops into my reader, Joy the Baker is one of them. Short, sweet and funny posts and delicious recipes with a twist like this avocado cake and this almond granola.

Full of almonds, coconut, honey, cinnamon and vanilla – this is a good granola. I made tonnes of it for Breakfast Club guests to take home, thankfully there was enough left for me. I love granola with warm milk so it softens slightly and the milk becomes nice and sweet, but it’s also lovely with yoghurt and fruit.

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Ingredients
adapted slightly from Joy the Baker

375g oats
100g flaked almonds
100g raw almonds
75g desiccated coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
50g butter
75g brown sugar
4 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Mix the oats, flaked almonds, raw almonds, desiccated coconut, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl.
  • Heat the butter, sugar and honey together in a large saucepan until everything has melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and tip in some of the oat mixture. Give it a really good mix, so that the oats are well coated. Continue adding the oats, a little at a time, stirring well, until you’ve added all of them.
  • Tip the mixture into two large baking trays and bake for 20-30 minutes. You’ll need to turn the mixture every 10 minutes or so. It’s ready when all the flakes are toasted and golden-brown.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool completely, then store it in an airtight container. It will keep for several weeks, if it lasts that long.
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