Tuesday 14 September 2010


This is my cheap and cheerful recipe for granola. This makes a large amount but disappears fast.

1kg bag of value oats
500g bag of value sultanas (or other dried fruit. Dried banana is especially tasty.)
1 and 1/2 American cups of golden syrup (my cup helpfully says 250ml) If you prefer, you can substitute honey.
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoonfuls of vanilla
2 teaspoonfuls of cinnamon

Put the oats in a large roasting tray. Warm the golden syrup, oil and spices gently and then add to the oats and stir.
-I've found it best to add the oil first as then the golden syrup doesn't stick to the measuring cup.
Warm in oven at about 150 Celsius for about 20 minutes (I put this in the bottom of the oven when I'm cooking something else and don't worry too much about the precise temperature). Stir once or twice during the time in the oven.
Remove from the oven. Immediately add sultanas and cover with foil until cold.
Store in an airtight container.


  1. Yummy!! This I will definately try.

  2. Rachel just gave me her granola recipe which I have bought all the ingredients for. It uses honey but apart from that is very similar! I am making it tomorrow I hope. Not surprised it doesn't last long!

  3. Thanks Elizabeth. I'll be trying this this week. Sorry, I didn't even notice the search button!!