Granola Cereal – Crunchy Muesli
Prune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes. When blended into a puree, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by adding fat-like (but fat-free) characteristics that also work to enhance the flavours in both sweet and savoury dishes.
In addition, the naturally occurring sugars present in California Prunes can also be used to provide a natural replacement for some of the processed sugars that traditionally feature in sweet recipes. And because of their high fibre content and ability to add bulk to dishes, California Prunes also have a role to play in reducing portion size without compromising on filling power or taste.
Makes: 4Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 200g mix of : unsalted whole hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or linseed
- 300g jumbo oats
- 10 California Prunes
- 2tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1-2tsp flavouring ie; vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg
- 10 dried dates
- 5 dried apricots or figs
- 100g raisins
- Mix together jumbo oats with nut and seed mix.
- Spread out thinly onto one or two baking trays and toast until lightly roasted in a hot oven for about 10 mins.
- Process California Prunes with a little water to make California Prune purée.
- Place California Prune purée and peanut butter in saucepan and heat gently until mixed. If desired sprinkle over flavouring such as vanilla, cinnamon or nutmeg and mix in well.
- Pour dry ingredients into the pan and mix together well to coat all the granola.
- Spread thinly onto a baking tray and toast in a hot oven for 5–10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, finely chop 10 dried dates and 5 dried apricots or figs and mix in a large bowl with 100g raisins.
- Remove toasted granola from oven and allow to cool a little before adding to the dried fruit. Toss granola to mix well and allow to cool thoroughly.
- Mix 15g of granola with 15g of other cereals for breakfast or have a handful as a snack.
- Keeps well in an airtight container.