Dale House Barn, Dalehead Farm, Dalehead, Slaidburn, Nr. Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4TS.

01200 411095 Mobile 07714 092 089

INGREDIENTS

Makes: approx. 2.5 kg

  • 450 g rolled oats
  • 120 g sunflower seeds
  • 120 g pumpkin seeds
  • 120 g white sesame seeds
  • 3 cooking Medium apples
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 120 g golden syrup
  • 100g honey
  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 150 g flaked natural almonds
  • 150 g blanched hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
  • 100g sunflower oil
  • 300 g raisins/sultanas/chopped dried apricots ( your choice)

METHOD

  1. Peel and core the apples and cut into 1cm dice. Place into a heat proof dish and cover. Bake until completely soft.
  2. Mix everything including the baked apple but excluding the dried fruit together very well in a large mixing bowl. Leave overnight preferably or else for a few hours.
  3. Spread this mixture out onto baking trays and bake at 160-170c, turning over about halfway through baking and re-distributing the granola evenly during the baking process. The object is to get it evenly golden and crisp when cool. This should take anything from about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Once it's baked, allow to cool and mix together with the raisins or whichever fruit you are using. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Serve with some yoghurt, milk and fresh or roasted fruits.