Wednesday 10 November 2010

Yummy Granola Goodness

So here it is, my favourite recipe for granola.
I don't like my granola too sweet and this one delivers on that.
I like lots of seeds but not really dried fruit in granola.
It delivers there too.
I always tend to follow this one to the letter but have used walnuts instead of the almonds when that was all I had in the house. I also have never had almond extract but just use vanilla alone.
I offer you the recipe as it is written in the book and will just mention that my favourite way of eating it is with stewed apples, natural yoghurt, granola on top and a drizzle of maple syrup. There's no better way of starting the day( aside from a great BG from Frank, that floats my boat too!).
Maple Butter Nut Granola

Makes 8 cups

3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup each of sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon nut butter (I use almond butter as I have it in stock)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Pre-heat oven to 325F / 190C
In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients.
In a small pan melt the butter; add maple syrup and nut butter and stir to blend.
Remove from heat and add extracts.
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and fold in.
Spread on a baking sheet and bake until dry and golden, turning the granola every 15 minutes or so. (I find it takes no more than 45 minutes as it can catch and be too "toasty" if left longer).
Allow to cool and store in an airtight jar.


I haven't worked out the carbs yet as Frank will happily help me make it but looks horrified at the prospect of having to actually eat it!


Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments on my rambling post yesterday.
You are all fab.


  1. This looks yummy and like a good fuel source for my runs! My grandfather (Avo - the Portuguese word for grandfather) owned a walnut farm when I was little. I was fascinated at the neatness and symmetry of the Orchard...don't know why, except for you mention of walnuts that I just thought of that. R.I.P Avo and ... here is looking forward to granola. It may take me a couple of weeks to get to it, but I am gonna give it a go Jules.

  2. yes yes and YES! looks yummy!! I am the SAME. not big on the fruit. not too sweet, love the seeds! can't wait to make it!

  3. I love granola bars but home made ones are even better. Great recipe thanks for sharing it with us.

    -Zane of ontario honey