Honey granola with sunflower and pumpkin seeds

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I cannot describe how super chuffed I am with myself right now. For years I saw other people making granola from scratch, but for some reason it always intimidated me. I also had the misconception that it takes the whole day to make like a cup’s worth of granola. How very wrong I was. It takes about half an hour to prep and bake the granola, and it is complete child’s play.

I really am so glad I took the step to make my own – anything homemade totally trumps its store-bought counterpart and granola is no exception. It has a fresher, crisper quality to it and you have the freedom to add just about anything to the oats. In this case I used pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for some crunch and honey to sweeten it. If you store it in an airtight container it should last about a month, but this batch didn’t make it quite that long. 🙂

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Ingredients:

700 g oats

200 g raisins

150 g coconut

150 g pumpkin seeds

150 g sunflower seeds

4 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 egg white

Method:

1. Mix the oats, raisins, coconut, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.

2. Add the honey, butter, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Mix well to ensure that the oats is covered completely.

3. Stir in the egg white and place on a baking tray, spreading out the oats.

4. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Let it cool before serving with yogurt or milk.

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