After you will prepare your first granola, you will no longer be able to buy granola and you will not believe how easy it is to make it. And most importantly, it's so much more delicious when you make it at home, and you can be creative and combine exactly the tastes and the ingredients you like.
There is only one big disadvantage to this granola: it ends much faster than the purchased granola...
3 cups whole oatmeal (not quaker for quick preparation)
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup coarsely chopped almonds
½ cup pecans
½ cup Silan syrup
⅓ cup Demerara sugar (or less, and you can also give up completely - depending on the level of sweetness you like)
¼ cup olive/ plain oil
⅓ teaspoon thin salt - very important!
* You can add or subtract materials as you wish, provided you maintain similar proportions. More options: Chips of coconut, walnuts, cashews and more. If you want to add cranberries or raisins, add them in the last 10 minutes of baking so they will not burn.
Preheat the oven to 180°C, And place a baking paper onto a large oven pan.
In a large bowl, Mix all the ingredients.
Transfer the mixture to the pan, and spread into an even layer.
Bake for 40-50 minutes. Every 10 minutes open the oven door, take the pan out a little and using a long wooden spoon stir the mixture well. This process is very important and enables all ingredients to bake equally.
When the oatmeal is golden and the nuts are are brown and smells good - the Granola is ready.
Carefully take the pan out and allow to cool completely. Stir again a couple of times, so the granola will not will not stick and become a block (especially if you used honey)
Store in an airtight container for up to one month.
When using honey its taste is most dominant.
Why should you crumple the baking paper before placing the granola on it?
When you wrinkle the baking paper, it becomes more flexible so it can adjust itself to the pattern without "jumping".