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Steve's granola

Written By Reena on 15 Jul 2011 | 05:00

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said. — A.A. Milne
My husband Steve has a very similar thought process to Pooh first thing in the morning.   He is often seen in his Grouchy Smurf t-shirt stumbling about in the kitchen trying to work the coffee machine or muttering about the lack of orange juice. 

Given this breakfast obsession  I created this granola recipe for him using his favourite nuts and dried fruits.  It is really simple to make and having tried home made granola I don't think we are going to return to the shop bought variety.

Seven servings

  •  8 tablespoons light tasting honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  •  400 grams rolled oats
  • 100 grams shelled hazelnuts
  • 100 grams shelled pecans
  • 100 grams dried cranberries
  • 100 grams sultanas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 40 grams light brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees centigrade.
  2. Place the honey and almond essence in a small bowl  and mix well.
  3. Place all the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
  4. Add a tablespoon of the honey and almond essence mixture to the large mixing bowl and stir.
  5. Continue mixing in the honey and almond essence mixture a tablespoon at a time.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  7. Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the parchment paper.
  8. Place the baking tray in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, stirring at 5 minute intervals.
  9. Remove the baking tray from the oven and leave the granola to cool.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

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  1. This sounds absolutely devine! I can relate to your A.A. Milne quote, so funny. Great post, my friend. I'm off to breakfast right now.

  2. Hi Robin! How lovely to hear from you. Enjoy breakfast and the rest of your day. Reena

  3. Hi Reena..I hav a super sweet tooth..I must have sumthign sweet for breakfast .I am totally going to try this yummy granola soon.Bookrmarked this recipe:-)

  4. Hi Ramya. Thank you for your comment. If you have a super sweet tooth I suggest you try My Granola (the next recipe on the blog)as well. All the best. Reena