Spiced granola with berry compôte
Making your own healthy granola is surprisingly easy, and cheap! Dr Rupy has a healthy recipe that tastes great with berry compôte and yoghurt, for well under £1 per portion. Customise it with whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruits you need to use up in the cupboard.
Use the egg yolks for a batch of Mary Berry's custard.or a rich crème brûlée.
- 3 free-range egg whites
- 60g/2¼oz honey
- 2 oranges, finely grated zest only (reserve the juice for the compôte)
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice
- 150g/5½oz rolled oats
- 75g/2½oz puffed rice (cornflakes or bran flakes)
- 75g/2½oz mixed seeds
- 150g/5½oz raisins
- pinch salt
For the compôte
- 150g/5½oz Greek yoghurt (per serving)
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
To make the granola, whisk the egg whites, honey, orange zest, cinnamon or mixed spice and salt together in a large bowl. Add the oats, puffed rice and seeds and stir together, making sure everything is evenly coated.
Tip the mixture onto a large, non-stick baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. Add the raisins, give everything a good stir, then bake for a further 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely. When the granola is cool, scrunch it with your hands to break up any large pieces.
Meanwhile, combine the compôte ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a simmer, then cook gently for 10 minutes until reduced and syrupy. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Serve the granola with the yoghurt and compôte.
The granola will keep, in an airtight container, for two weeks.
You can swap the rice pops for cornflakes or bran flakes.
Raisins tend to be the cheapest dried fruit, but you can use a mixture. Try chopped dried apricots, figs or cranberries.
If you’re avoiding dairy, swap the yoghurt for a soya or coconut alternative.