honey nut granola

Honesty is key. It keeps relationships healthy, people humble and most of all opens doors for love and all other wonderful things to walk through.  I believe that homemade food speaks of honesty. It just tastes better and in the case of this recipe, it's true. I love recipes that you can use in several different ways. It allows you to get creative and have fun because that’s what cooking is all about.

This honey nut granola is great because not only can you make a granola that keeps for up to two weeks but you can also make seed bars which are great for lunch boxes and snack attacks.


Ingredients:

  • 300g Rolled oats
  • 300g raw mixed nuts, cashew, brazil, almonds
  • 100g mixed seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 250g butter
  • 200g honey
  • ¼ dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried mixed fruit, chopped
  •  ¼ cup raw cocoa nibs, if you would like

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 180 celcius 

Melt butter and honey together in a sauce pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon. 

Mix together the oats nuts and seeds and combine with the butter mix.

Spread on a well oiled oven tray and put in the oven and bake for approx 45mins until golden and tossing every 10mins so as not to burn.

When ready remove and toss through the dried fruit and cocoa nibs. Once cool store in an airtight container.

For granola bars:

After 20 minutes of baking compact the ingredients into a dense brick like shape. Continue to bake on 160C for a further 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool slice into bars.  

Serve as granola bars or with fresh full cream yoghurt and freshly sliced banana. 

-Melissa 


Source: www.thetrufflejournal.com/honey-nut-granola