Granola - A Foodopolis Short
Crunchy, tasty, healthy, nutty. Like your favourite auntie.
This is ultra-adaptable. Put in whatever floats your boat - just remember to leave out the dried fruit for the second oven session.
honey - or maple syrup, or golden syrup, or agave - something sweet and sticky (steady...)
the next bits are your choice: I'm just putting in what I used
raisins, or sultanas, or dates, or dried apricots - you get the idea
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Preheat the oven to 130ºC
In a bowl...
A good glug of sesame oil
A tsp or so of vanilla essence
A good helping of honey (or syrup)
Mix it all together to make a smooth gloop
A goodly amount of rolled oats
Add your nuts and seeds, ginger and cinnamon (and anything else you fancy - but not the dried fruit)
Mix it all thoroughly and plop to onto baking paper on an ovenproof tray - one layer thick
Pop it in the oven for 15 minutes
Take it out and add a good covering of desiccated coconut and dried fruit
Mix all that together
Return it to the oven for another 15 minutes (10 might do, but I like it toasted)
Let it cool for 10 minutes
Scrape it out onto another tray and break it up
Leave that to cool until it is totally cold
It'll keep in an airtight container for about a month or more