Because the internet needs yet another granola recipe....
I know, I know, you're right. Granola is so dead-simple to make, why even bother to share a recipe? Seeing recipes for granola on food blogs makes me feel like I am too retarded to use a spoon.
I am not teaching you how to use a spoon.
My aspiration here is merely to inspire you and give you ideas what yummy combinations of granola are possible.
I know you are fully capable of making it without guidance! Because you rock!
The granola I made today comes in two varieties.
I did a batch for the boyfriend, a sweet attempt to replicate the beloved 'Crunchy Nut Feast Cereal' from Kelloggs, and one energising combination of granola for myself.
The base for both were some oats and chia seeds (because they have like superpowers or something...)
His granola consists of cornflakes, chopped hazelnuts, chopped almonds, and honey. Chocolate chips were added at the end.
Her granola featured slivered almonds, dried cranberries, dried dates, mixed seeds, and maple syrup.
I stirred all the ingredients together, trying to cover everything in honey/maple syrup until the mixture is really sticky. Then I baked the granola at approximately 180C for about 15 minutes, or until it starts to turn brown.
I learnt the hard way that granola straight out of the oven is incredibly hot and may burn your tongue to punish your impatience. Be smarter than me!
A proper taste test has been conducted after some cooling time and both subjects have been approved.