( MAKES 2 medium jars )
Yummy breakfast cereals are easy to make. This granola is based on buckwheat and uses mashed banana to stick everything together into chewy lumps. You can add other goodies once you have made the basic granola. Lightly roasted nuts like cashews, almond, hazelnuts and walnuts work well. You can also use dried fruits like apricot, raisins, and banana — they’ll stay softer if you add them after the granola has been baked.
- Heat oven to 150C.
- Mash bananas on a plate until wet then add honey and mix in evenly. Place in a big bowl with remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Spread out on a large oven tray and bake for about an hour until lightly browned. Every 15 minutes or so while baking, gently mix around to avoid burnt edges. Aim to retain clumps of granola, only break them up if they’re bigger than the size of a small grape. The granola may seem slightly damp when you first take it out of the oven but it will dry out more as it cools. If you get it bone dry in the oven, it will be extremely crunchy once cooled.