Homemade granola

Homemade granola

I am a late in life convert to granola. The supermarkets here in Australia don’t sell it, but they do sell toasted muesli, which is similar. Nowadays I eat granola with Greek yogurt and jam or fruit for breakfast just about every day. I like making my own because I can control the ingredients and use things I like, and also because it doesn’t have any sugar or preservatives. My original recipe was from the 100 days of real food blog (which you should check out if you haven’t already), but I have modified it over time to be more budget-friendly. I include almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed and sultanas because they are the cheapest nuts/seeds/fruit that I can find, but you could use whatever you want.This granola also uses less honey/oil than other recipes, which means it doesn’t clump together, however it still tastes great.

Granola (makes about 15 cups)

7 cups rolled oats

2 cups almonds (I slightly crush these by crushing them inside the packet using a can of food, but they mostly stay whole)

1 cup dessicated coconut

1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds

1 1/2 cups sultanas

1/2 cup honey

3/4 cup coconut oil

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg


Preheat oven to 160C (320F).

Mixed granola

Mix together oats, almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl (I use my hands for this).

Honey and coconut oil

Heat honey and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl until the coconut oil has melted. Mix together.

Pour the liquid mixture on top of the dry mixture. Mix together with a wooden spoon until all of the dry mixture has been coated.

Granola on tray

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread granola mixture onto the tray (you will need to do this in several batches).

Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the granola is golden brown but not burnt. Your house will smell divine while this is cooking.

Granola with yogurt and fruit

Cool granola before placing into an airtight jar. Enjoy with Greek yogurt and fruit or jam.

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