A co-worker of mine makes the BEST granola I have ever tasted, and she brings it into work quite frequently. She shared the recipe with us, and said that she and her husband got it when on vacation in New Zealand. They stayed at a Bed and Breakfast called The Old Convent (in Kaikoura, I think?). The recipe is called a Muesli...but I guess Granola is as good as any word to use for it. I thought I would share the recipe with you. Enjoy it plain, or, dab a bit of plain yogurt on top, or a good glug of milk. Top it off with some blueberries and you have yourself a real treat!
The Old Convent Muesli
(recipe from a Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand)
1 cup crushed wheat or oat flakes
1 cup raisins
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
6 cups rolled oats (not the instant kind)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of oil (I use olive oil)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup chopped walnuts
Mix all dry ingredients together in a VERY large bowl.
In a medium sized pot, boil all wet ingredients until caramelized (it will start to foam, and become very smooth turning a nice golden color). *Watch and stir carefully, so that it doesn't burn or bubble over the pot.* Then, mix in the walnuts, and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins.
Pour liquid mixture over the dry mixture, stirring quickly to coat all dry ingredients well. *Be careful! The mixture will be VERY HOT.*
Eat it warm, or let it cool and store in an air tight container.