I was a bit slow to the Granola party, It’s taken me a long time to come round to it…I was never a fan of museli, hating the way it gets stuck in your teeth, and takes soooo long to eat. However, since I’ve been making my own Granola, Nutty Granola especially, I have come to love it. If you make it yourself the combinations are endless.
If you have a Tefal Actifry you are very lucky because this Nutty Granola can be ready in just eight minutes, and it is worth buying one just for quick access to this delicious breakfast/lunch/snack.
My eldest daughter is the worst for rushing out of the house in the morning with seconds to spare before her bus is due, it comes at 7.30 so I don’t really blame her. I often make overnight oats in a jar for her and she tops it off with nutty granola to eat on the way to school.
I love this combination of pecans and almonds but you can use which ever nuts take your fancy, hazelnuts would be very yummy too. Also play around with the seeds too, I tend to use whatever I have in the cupboard.
Sugar…it’s getting a lot of stick at the moment, I’ve used Rice Syrup in this recipe but it’s still a sugar in my book even if it is supposed to be slightly better for you, or not as bad… use maple syrup if you can’t get hold of the rice syrup…or agave syrup.
You can of course add dried fruit too…cranberries, goji berries, banana… I purposely haven’t to keep the sugar content as low as possible.
I’ve used gluten free oats so that my son can eat this but again that’s just my preference, it doesn’t matter what you use.
- 150g rolled oats (gluten free)
- 75g Pecans
- 75g Almonds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp solid coconut oil
- 5 tbsp rice syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract - optional
- Preheat the oven to 150ºC
- In a large pan melt the coconut oil with the syrup on a gentle heat.
- Take off the heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and mix well ensuring that they are all covered in oil and syrup.
- Tip the mixture onto a lined baking tray. Spread out to a single layer.
- *Bake for approximately 30 minutes stirring stirring every 10 minutes or so until the oats are golden and crisp.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool, stirring every so often to break up large clumps (although I like this in clusters)
- *If using a Tefal Actifry place in the basket and cook for 8 minutes. Leave to cool stirring every so often.