I’m sure ‘crunchy granola’ was once an insult levelled at hippies/soya milk and dry fruit eating types. But no matter – for my money, granola is much preferable to gloopy porridge, and this recipe is super easy – multiply the below measurements by 2 or more to make a big stash to tide you over for a week of breakfasts or even more.
300g rolled oats
6 tablespoons of concentrated apple juice / or 3 tablespoons of honey
6 tablespoons of sunflower oil (I used olive oil, also fine)
Whatever extras you like – I added almonds, dried cranberries and raisins. Sunflower and other seeds also work.
Mix the oats and liquids together, then place on aliminium foil on a tray, then in the oven at gas mark 5 / 190 degrees for 15 minutes. then stir around with a wooden spoon, add the dried fruit and then place back in again for another 15 minutes.
Leave to cool, then serve with milk or yoghurt. You are officially a crunchy granola person.