Granola is probably my desert island item; I’ve always loved putting it on yogurt and fruit bowls, on top of smoothies, or simply eating it on the rocks out of the jar. When we went away this summer we were staying in self catering accommodation, so four bags of granola made their way across the pond with me in my suitcase. I also love giving it away as presents too, it makes the nicest gift, especially if you have a Kilner style jar to pop it in.
I make granola so much in my oven but I wanted to try and make it in my air fryer because it’s a lot quicker to cook in as well as costing a lot less to run than an oven. For reference a recent study by Iceland found that an air fryer would cost around £53 a year to run, whereas an electric oven is a much greater £316 a year. My air fryer is also a lot easier to clean than my oven, so I’m sold on that front too – anything that means less time cleaning is a win in my book.
This granola has it all; big, crunchy, sweet clusters, chunky nuts and juicy dried fruit make for an explosion of tastes and textures in every mouthful.
- ️1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- ️1/2 cup peanut butter
- ️1 tbsp cinnamon
- ️2 cups oats
- ️1 cup nuts or seeds
- ️1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit
In a bowl stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter and cinnamon, then stir in your oats until they are evenly coated with the mixture, and spoon the mixture onto a lined air fryer tray.
Air fry for 8 minutes (I set my @cuisinart_europe air fryer to 180C) then stir in nuts and seeds and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add in any dried fruit at the end and leave to cool before digging in!
Love, Mrs H xx