Homemade Granola

I just love making this Granola. It’s an adapted version of Nigella’s Granola but with A LOT less added sugars and basically every type of nut and seeds I have in my pantry. The real key here is adding the apple sauce and the spices which give this granola an amazing richness in flavour and a delight to bake as the whole house smells like Christmas Morning.  

Homemade Granola
Homemade Granola
Yields 1
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 225 gr rolled oats
  2. 60 gr sunflower seeds
  3. 60 gr white sesame seeds
  4. 60 gr pumpkin seeds
  5. 30 gr chia seeds
  6. 60 gr dried coconut
  7. 80 grams apple sauce (or apple compote)
  8. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  9. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  10. 2 tablespoons acacia honey
  11. 30 grams soft dark brown sugar (can be replaced with light brown sugar)
  12. 60 gr flaked almonds
  13. 60 gr chopped pecan nuts/ walnuts
  14. 60 gr chopped cachews
  15. 1/2 teaspoon maldon salt
  16. 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  17. 100 gr raisins
  18. 50 gr dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. 1. Make the apple sauce by grating 2 big apples and cooking them with a dash of water or apple juice. You can add a squirt of honey if you want to make the sauce extra sweet but I prefer the natural sweetness of the apples. Cook for 10 minutes at medium heat and blend with an immersion blender if you feel the sauce is too chunky. Or simply use store bought apple sauce.
  2. 2. While the sauce is cooking set a big bowl on a kitchen scale and start adding ingredients setting back to 0 each time. Add all dry ingredients except fore the cranberries and raisins. These will be added after baking.
  3. 3. Add the honey to the apple sauce and mix until diluted.
  4. 4. Add apple sauce to the dry ingredients and mix throughly.
  5. 5. Spread the mix evenly on an oven tray. It should be roughly 2 cm deep.
  6. 6. Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake at 150°C for 1hr, or until golden, stirring the granola half way in.
  7. 7. Add the raisins and dried cranberries and stir the granola. Allow to cool and store in hermetic jars.
Notes
  1. All nuts and seeds can be swapped with any nuts of your liking. I sometimes add crushed hazelnuts or pistachios when I'm feeling fancy.
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