Hazelnut and Maple Granola

Granola is one of those things that I could eat all day long. Breakfast? Granola. Snack? Granola. Dessert? Granola.

Whether you have your with yoghurt and fruit or peanut butter and jam, or just straight up with some ice cold milk, we are all lovers of the humble granola. But often the shop bought ones can be horrendously expensive and also full of so many ingredients and sugar. I love making my own granola when I have a spare Sunday afternoon or a half an hour here or there. It is really quite simple and honestly I think tastes so much better because you can put in whatever flavours you like.

Ingredients:

  • 250g Oats
  • 5 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 100g Hazelnuts (or a mixture of nay nuts)
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 150g Dairy Free Butter (I use Pure butter)
  • 140g Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150g Raisins

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the dry oats, chia seeds, chopped hazelnuts and cinnamon.
  3. In a saucepan melt the butter and then pour into the dry ingredients. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix everything together until it is all combined and coated in the maple syrup and butter.
  5. Spread the granola onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 15 mins.
  6. Remove from the oven and using a spoon carefully turn the granola over so that it cooks on both sides.
  7. Place back in the oven to cook for a further 10 mins until the oats are all crispy and golden.
  8. Leave to cool for about 20 mins before stirring in the raisins and storing in an air tight container until you are ready to eat it!

Fran

xx

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