Almond and cranberry granola

It’s been a while since I made granola. However, it is delicious, and super easy to prepare. It’s so good that I barely have time to make it that it’s already devoured. However, I make good quantities each time.

Granola is almost the same as muesli in terms of ingredients, but it’s golden in the oven and a little richer, which changes everything. The fact that it is cooked makes it super crispy and delicious and totally addictive. I also have a little trick to make it even crispier. I let it cool in the turned off oven. It’s divine!

Granola can be flavored in different ways. I usually go around my cupboards and add whatever comes to hand. Here it was almonds and cranberries. Another time, it’s chocolateor even pecan nuts, raisins, sunflower seeds… Everything is possible.

The granola will be perfect for breakfast or snack, served with milk or yogurt. I also like it on a homemade compote. You can even peck it like that, without anything else.

Almond and cranberry granola:

500g rolled oats
200g apple compote
3 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp sunflower oil
70g muscovado sugar
2 pinches of fleur de sel
1 tsp cinnamon (Ceylon)
100g almonds

100g dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

In a large bowl, put the oats, compote, honey, oil, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

Mix well until the oats are well coated.

Spread the mixture on a baking sheet, then bake for about 40 minutes.

Occasionally stir the mixture, as the edges tend to cook faster.
15/20 minutes before the end of cooking, add the coarsely chopped almonds.

Turn off the oven and let the granola cool inside.

Add the cranberries to the cold granola and cstore in a jar.

To finish: granola is a real treat, but not only.
Rolled oats are high in low glycemic index carbohydrates and protein. They are an important source of energy and allow you to avoid the crash.
Nuts and their good fats are very beneficial to health. They are to be consumed daily.
And cranberries are antioxidant…

All that to say that we can have fun while doing good. And frankly, this granola is way better, in every way, than all the sugar- and fat-laden “cereals” that fill the shelves of hypermarkets.

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