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Fruity Granola in Clusters

Posted Aug 24 2008 3:41pm
One of my sons has been real sick recently and has just been discharged from the hospital. He suffers from one of the neuro conditions that has a connection with celiac disease, so any time he is sick, it is a fairly big deal.

For a few days there I was living life in the worried and tearful lane ... it's at times like this that I resort to comfort food, definitely nothing complicated! If you'd been around here, you would even have seen me resorting to egg and chips ... me ... I don't even like eggs that much!

My son is recovering and so am I, so I decided to make some granola (still only eating comfort food). This time I wanted to try and get it into clusters, and surprise, surprise, this is in clusters!

2 cups jumbo oats

1 cup puffed rice

1 cup flaked rice

Handful dried blueberries

Handful dried cherries

Handful raisins

Handful red skinned peanuts

2 handfuls walnuts, chopped

120 g runny honey

120 g sunflower oil

1 tbsp maple butter

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees

In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, puffed rice and rice flakes, stir to combine. Add the fruits and nuts, stir to combine. Add honey, sunflower oil and maple butter, stir to combine

Tip the contents of the bowl into two large roasting tins, cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring at least a couple of times during the cooking period

Leave to cool, then put into a storage container until breakfast time
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