I do really like granola but it tends to be marketed as a luxury breakfast cereal and this is usually reflected in the price – at around £5 a box/packet it really is stupidly expensive.
My breakfast of choice during the week is a hearty bowl of porridge, but I’m always on the look out for alternatives, especially for weekend breakfasts.
When I saw Vanesther blog this recipe for granola a few months ago I bookmarked it immediately, and this week I had a go at making some myself to enjoy this weekend.
Vanesther’s recipe is fantastic and it really is simple to make, taking less than 30mins to produce your own jar of luxury cereal. In fact, now that I’ve made my own I’m even more incensed that brands have the cheek to charge so much for it in the shops!
The only difference with my recipe was that I swapped the honey for maple syrup, but I used the quantities Vanesther specified and it worked a treat.
By the way, if you’ve not yet discovered Vanesther’s Bangers & Mash Chat blog then do check it out! Delicious recipes and stunning photographs – and all focused around feeding a family on a budget.
All photography © Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson 2012