since the start of the year, i’ve been making granola on a bi-weekly or monthly basis (depending on external factors like current oat supply and number-of-days-we-make-fancy-breakfast-instead). i’ve baked through a plethora of granola recipes and i have concluded this:
they’re mostly all good. some are bad. i have a favourite.
it the favourite one that i will share with you. it’s marvelously simple, delightful tasteful, and posted by a great estonian food blogger nonetheless!
here, and i quote, is how it should* be done:
*should is a somewhat relative term in the art of granola making…if you don’t have almonds, toss in sesame seeds or whatever you think could be good- chances are, it will be.
Honey Granola Recipe
(Lihtne mesine granola)
250 g old-fashioned oats (about 3 cups)
100 g almond slices
8 Tbsp runny honey
4 Tbsp neutral oil
4 Tbsp water
raisins or currants (optional)
Mix oats and almonds on a large baking sheet. Mix honey and oil in a small bowl, then add water and stir again. Pour the liquid mixture over the oats and mix until everything is well combined.
Roast in a pre-heated 150 C / 300 F oven for about 30 minutes, shaking the pan every now and then, until the oats are golden and slightly crispy (they crisp up even more when cooling down).
Remove from the oven and cool. Fold in the raisins.
Keep in an airtight container.
if you want to go straight to the source (and i recommend doing so, as she has an array of good-looking recipes to try), here it is:
God bless you, estonian food lover & your skill in granola-making!