Manuka Honey Granola
Granola is like a slightly sweetened roasted muesli, which gives it a lot more crunch and chew, as well as some baked nuttiness. It's the manuka honey that really brings this together: as well as a healthy sweetener, it binds the ingredients to make fun clusters. Once you've made your own granola there's no going back to shop-bought!
Makes around 1kg:
150g Manuka honey
60ml sunflower or groundnut oil
250g rolled oats
150g sunflower seeds
100g dried apricots
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
Pour the manuka honey and oil into a pan and heat gently until the honey has melted.
In a bowl, mix the oats, bran and sunflower seeds, then pour on the liquid from the pan and mix well.
Spread out on a big baking tray.
Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning everything three or four times, then leave to cool.
Meanwhile, roast the hazelnuts until they turn a golden brown (which takes about 10 minutes), then roughly chop, along with the dates and apricots.
When cool, mix everything together with the wheatgerm and sultanas.
Store in an air tight container; lasts for about a month.