Recipe for Sticky Ginger & Maple Granola from Busylittlefoodie’s Grace Brady!
When me and my little sister were younger, we used to bake a lot. We came out with some pretty great chocolate cakes, scones and even some flapjacks but we could never quite master the granola front. Thing is, we had the basic ingredients but we would always get bored waiting for the jumbo oats to toast in the oven (which would always take over an hour) or get the quantities wrong and we would ALWAYS leave it in the oven and forget about it until the smell of burning sugar and oats permeated the whole house. We also used to drench the jumbo oats in oil and golden syrup and then wonder why it burned or took ages. I’ve grown up quite a bit since then and I’ve also mastered the quantities and baking time conundrum while adding a bit of adult taste buds to the mix.
This recipe, one of many variations I have up my sleeve combines regular oats, maple syrup, ginger, dried berries and coconut oil for a light, crunchy and quick to bake granola mix that is just yum! Have it with yogurt or milk for breakfast, sprinkle it on top of ice cream or fruit or just do what I do and eat it out of the jar! Either way, once you’ve made it, get used to it becoming a household staple. Not only is it easy to make but with healthy fats, seeds and fibre, it’s a great and tasty choice for a healthy breakfast or snack. Enjoy!