Thermomix granola guide
After writing eight cookbooks, umpteen ebooks and hundreds of free recipes… sometimes I get a little stuck with what to create next. Not because I’m not full of creative ideas, I’ve always got new recipes I want to try! But because at the back of my mind is always “Is this what my customers need? Is this going to add value to them?”. I don’t want to churn out recipe after recipe just for the sake of it, I want to create content that really enriches peoples’ lives. And more and more, I feel that what people need is not another variant on a prescriptive recipe, but rather a guide - to empower you to create your own recipes with what’s already in your pantry, the flavours you like and the ingredients that work with your family, factoring in allergies and eating preferences. So, that’s what I’ve done here! I’ve created my granola guide… so you can make your favourite granola!! I’ve made three batches already this week (not because one would go through three batches in a week, but rather to make sure the recipe works every.single.time!). And I can say, I am quietly chuffed with just how EASY and TASTY this recipe is.
You can watch me make my granola on YouTube! Let me know if you find these videos helpful, and if so, I’ll get cracking and film some more :)
Makes 20 serves
+dairy free (option)
+nut free (option)
1 cinnamon stick or vanilla bean, halved
Any type is fine
200g mixed nuts (optional)
Mix of almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans etc.
100g liquid sweetener
Honey, maple syrup, agave, rice malt syrup
Butter, coconut oil, light-tasting olive oil, macadamia oil
300g rolled oats
200g mixed seeds
Mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds etc.
150g mixed dried fruit (roughly chop if large)
Mix of sultanas, cranberries, currants, sour cherries, dried blueberries, dried apricots, dried pineapple, shredded coconut, etc.
1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line two trays with silicone baking mats.
2. Place flavouring and sugar in TC bowl, mill for 20 seconds, speed 9.
3. Add nuts, pulse twice on turbo speed, or until chopped to your liking. Set aside.
4. Without cleaning TC bowl add sweetener and fat, melt for 3 minutes, 80°C, speed 2.
5. Add oats, seeds, dried fruit and set aside nut mixture, mix for 20 seconds, reverse speed 3, assisting with spatula. Spread mixture evenly across the baking mats.
6. Toast in oven for 11 minutes, then stir to redistribute the edges to the middle and the middles to the edges. Toast for a further 7 minutes, or until light golden – be careful to watch it doesn’t start to burn!
Allow mixture to cool completely before storing in an airtight jar. Yum!