Granola is not normally featured in my diet, but I have to give this recipe a try as it seems pretty easy to make. This smelt heavenly when baking in the oven, and of course was very yummy with yoghurt, frest cherries and sunflower seeds. Will definitely make it again!
I halved the following recipe which yield a 450g-jar.
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut (mine wasn't sweetened ; so, I sprinkled some demerara sugar)
2 cups sliced almonds (didn't add any when baking , instead sprinkle sunflower seeds when serving)
1 1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped (used fresh cherries instead)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup good honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to gas mark 3.
Toss the oats, coconut, almonds, and cherries together in a large bowl. Pour the vegetable oil and honey over the oat mixture. Add the cinnamon, and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated with the liquids. Pour onto a sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. (I baked for 25 mins.)
Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.