Granola, the good for you kind

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Forgive me if I have waxed lyrical about granola before but I am going to do it again. I was late to the granola party. In fact I think I only heard about it 10 years ago. At that time I didn’t see the appeal and cast it aside in the same way I did muesli……

But I became a convert during one of our trips to the US when I had some granola with yoghurt. Suddenly I was in love with a new breakfast option but soon discovered that it is generally laden with calories. So I left it back on the shelf again.

That is until I found this recipe which actually calls itself ‘good for you granola’ so it must be right? Well at least better for you than most. So I made a couple of months ago and loved it. Last week I made another batch and even Gav liked it. (Drat! Less for me…) I halved the recipe and used dried cranberries and raisins for the fruit instead of dried berries. I also ran out of maple syrup so there was less of that too but it worked fine.

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I sprinkled some on a bowl of Bircher Muesli which definitely tipped the breakfast scales but all good ingredients and it was rather scrummy.

So if you fancy some granola I say go for it.