Home made granola

Granola is so easy to make and the best thing is you can put in ingredients you like. Here's our recipe, but feel free to play around with your own flavours.

Makes about 1kg

500g oats
100g hazelnuts, coarsley chopped
100g almonds, coarsley chopped
50g cashews
100g pecan nuts, coarsley chopped
25g sesame
25g sunflower seeds
25g pumpkin seeds
125g golden syrup
100g maple syrup
a good sprinkle of cinnamon
60g dried cranberries
60g raisins
60g dried apricots, roughly chopped.
60g prunes

Preheat an oven to 160 C.

Mix all the ingredients together, except for the dried fruit and divide between to oven trays which have been lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until everything becomes evenly golden coloured. Give it a mix every 10 minutes or so.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool and mix in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

Delicious served over yoghurt with fresh or stewed fruit.

Challah French Toast

Challah is an enriched braided bread eaten by many cultures, most significantly associated with the Jewish Sabbath.

4 thick slices challah, crusts removed
2 eggs
200 ml milk
small splash vanilla extract
castor sugar, to taste
knob of butter
selection of red fruits and berries
maple syrup and icing sugar, to serve

In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sugar (about 1 tablespoon), to taste.

Heat a non-stick frying pan with a knob of butter. While the pan and butter are heating up, soak the challah slices briefly in the eggy mixture. Fry them over a medium heat until golden on both sides.

Transfer to serving plates. Drizzle the french toast with maple syrup. Spoon over a selection of berries and red fruits and finish with a light dusting of icing sugar.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours