- 400g jumbo oats
Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…
- juice 2 oranges (150ml), plus zest of ½
One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…
- 2 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries (see tip)
- 25g flaked almonds, toasted
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Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…
- 25g mixed seeds (such as sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseed)
Put 200g oats and 500ml water in a food processor and blitz for 1 min. Line a sieve with clean muslin and pour in the oat mixture. Leave to drip through for 5 mins, then twist the ends of the muslin and squeeze well to capture as much of the oat milk as possible – it should be the consistency of single cream. Best chilled at least 1 hr before serving. Can be kept in a sealed or covered jug in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Put the orange juice in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil rapidly for 5 mins or until the liquid has reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Mix the remaining 200g oats with the orange zest and cinnamon. Remove the pan from the heat and stir the oat mixture into the juice. Spread over the lined tray in a thin layer and bake for 10-15 mins or until lightly browned and crisp, turning the oats every few mins. Leave to cool on the tray.
Once cool, mix the oats with the raspberries, flaked almonds and seeds. Can be kept in a sealed jar for up to one week. To serve, spoon the granola into bowls, pour over the oat milk and top with the orange segments and mint leaves, if you like.
Freeze-dried fruitFreeze-dried raspberries or strawberries are available in the baking department of larger supermarkets or online.