Friday, 13 April 2012

Cereal killer...

I've always been a cooked breakfast kind of girl. Eggs benedict, sausages and pancakes, waffles and bacon. But when we started the guesthouse we wanted to make sure that we provided as varied cold options as we did hot. One of my friends gave me a granola recipe and I can't believe how popular it has been. The other cereals are barely touched.

Samson Hill Granola with Cornish honey....(makes about 20 bowls worth)

8oz/225g oats
100g nuts ( I use almonds)
50g sesame seeds
2 tbsp spoons of leftover apple sauce
2tbsp Cornish honey
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp dark brown soft sugar
2tbsp Cornish rapeseed oil
1 big pinch Cornish sea salt
1 handful dried fruit
1 flat tsp cinnamon
1 flat tsp ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 180'c. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. No batch is ever the same as I use whatever I have. I have lots of brazil nuts at the moment so the next batch will probably have those in. The batch I took photos of had lots of tropical fruits, dried pineapple, strawberries, figs etc as I had several Graze boxes to use up.

Lay out on a non stick tray (or two if they are small). Bake in the oven for half an hour turning every now and again.

Then turn off the oven and leave there for 4-5 hours (or overnight). Keep in an airtight tin for up to 3 weeks.

If I have some leftover I make a sauce of melted syrup, butter and sugar and bake in a 180'c oven for 25 minutes to make granola bars.


  1. Goodness, I didn't realise it had been so long since I caught up with your blog. You are now running a guesthouse???

    Keep meaning to try making granola, don't know why I still haven't managed it. Like your addition of apple sauce.

  2. To be honest I really love this recipe! I think you could crush it up as well and make it into a type of crumble.