Made my favourite granola again, but this time with dried sliced strawberries.
I like my cereal with plenty of nuts and not too sweet.
450g quick oats
100g flaked almonds
100g butter (could use oil but I find butter leaves a better aftertaste)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
100g freeze dried strawberries
Divide the oats in two - grind half of them into a fine powder. This is the essential step to get nice round clusters. Chop the nuts according to your liking and lightly roast in a pan.
Preheat the oven to 165°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix together oats, ground oats, chopped hazelnuts, chopped macadamias, flaked almonds and linseeds. Heat water with sugar, butter, salt and vanilla extract until melted. Pour the buttery syrup onto the dry ingredients and mix very thoroughly.
Spread the mixture into a thin layer on a baking tray and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, then flip the bits over, chop them into smaller bites and roast for another 20 minutes. If it's still not dry yet, flip them over again and roast for a final 20 minutes. Leave to cool.
When completely cool, mix in the dried strawberries.