Rowena G's Recipes

Ben´s Granola

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60 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 30 - 40 minutes | Servings: 15 - 20

Granola delivers so much more flavour than a simple muesli. There are loads of Granola recipes online. This is Ben’s version, developed for maximum simplicity and taste. Serve with Greek yoghurt (at room temperature) and honey.


Granola base:

  • 1 kg oats (rolled, flakes)
  • 100ml neutral cooking oil (e.g. corn oil but you can use olive oil for a unique flavour)
  • 200ml water
  • 100-200g soft brown sugar (to taste): you can make it sugar free if you prefer, but it takes longer to get the Maillard reaction (non-enzymic browning)

Selection of nuts and dried fruits


  1. Mix all granola base ingredients together.
  2. Spread in a non-stick, oiled baking tray.
  3. Bake at 180°C for 30-40 minutes, or until evenly toasted;
  4. Half way through use a spatula to move the mix around, and stop it burning at the edges
  5. Toast a selection of nuts e.g hazel, almond, walnut in a dry frying pan. Smaller nuts (e,g. pine nuts) and smaller pieces take less time than whole nuts
  6. Add to the granola base, along with a selection of dried fruit to taste
  7. Allow to cool completely before packing away in an airtight container.

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