Granola with vanilla cherries and Greek yoghurt
Sunday 09 June 2013
I often find shop-bought granola too sweet for my palate and there always seems to be one seed or nut in there that isn't to my liking. Instead of moaning about it, I always make my own.
100g/3½oz jumbo porridge oats
50g/2oz mixed seeds
50g/2oz blanched almonds, roughly chopped
50g/2oz pecans, roughly chopped
25g/1oz desiccated coconut
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp mixed spice
2 tbsp light-flavoured oil
2 tbsp runny honey
Greek yoghurt, to serve For the cherries
2 tbsp golden caster sugar
½ vanilla pod, seeds scraped, or ½ tsp vanilla paste
300g/10oz cherries, pitted
First get the cherries macerating. In a large bowl, mix the caster sugar with the vanilla until combined, then add the cherries and stir to coat in the vanilla sugar.
Lightly crush with a fork to break up some of the fruit, cover and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes to become really juicy.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4. In a large bowl, mix all of the granola ingredients together. Tip out on to a lined baking sheet and spread out to form an even layer.
Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring a couple of times until the nuts are toasted and golden-brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Serve with the vanilla cherries and thick Greek yoghurt.
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