21 April 2010

Food Revolution: Day 3

I really wasn't planning on having two posts in a row dedicated to the Food Revolution, but as I found myself sneaking another bite of this granola, I knew I had to share it now. This granola is like crack! My hubby can't keep his grubby paws off it, and I'm not even trying to keep mine to myself.

From the breakfast section of Food Revolution, this granola has infinite possibilities. It can be completely customizeable to your own dietary likes and needs. It's perfect mixed in with some yogurt (I actually really like it with vanilla flavored Greek yogurt) but is also fantastic to just snack on straight out of your hands. Tomorrow I'm going to try Jamie's suggestion of topping it with a little bit of milk. I might even stew some rhubarb and throw it on top for a little crunch.

I could obviously go on for days about the granola. I won't since that might make you not want to try it at all. I am going to do things just a bit differently for this recipe. After each ingredient fromt he original recipe, I'll add my own modifications in red so you can see what I put in mine. It's not much different from the original, but it'll give you a better idea of just how much fun you can have with this one. Enjoy!

Recipe by Jamie Oliver, adapted by me

2 cups quick cook oatmeal, not instant (I used rolled oats)
1 heaped cup mixed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, pecans)
1/4 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, sesame)
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon (I also included ground clove, cardamom and nutmeg)
1 1/2 cups dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, strawberries)
5 Tbl maple syrup or honey (I used Greek honey because I just happened to have some in the pantry)
5 Tbl olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Put your dry ingredients, including the coconut and cinnamon but not the dried fruit, on a sheet pan (next time I won't include the coconut in this step because it got a little burnt). Stir well and smooth out. Drizzle with the maple syrup or honey and the olive oil and stir again.
  2. Place the pan in the preheated oven for 25-30. Every 5 minutes or so, take the granola out and stir it, then smooth it down with a wooden spoon and put it back into the oven.
  3. While it's toasting, roughly chop up any large dried fruit.
  4. When the granola is nice and golden, remove it from the oven, mix in the dried fruit, and let it cool down.


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

That looks more like Museli OR is they one and the same?

Two names, large pond etc. etc. etc.

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Sorry, don't know where the "is" came from......!!!!!!

Sunshine said...

Anne - I think muesli and my granola are just about the same thing. They both taste pretty good with milk.