pear granola a la nigella

the thing i love about nigella’s granola recipe (yes, the one that everyone raves about all over the net) is that it features apple sauce as a substitute for copious amounts of oil.  yes, it’s healthier, has got more crunch, but more importantly, it is a very good recipe for expending excess pears! [i’ve only got 3 more pears left, btw, after this].  i suppose the other fantastic aspect of her granola recipe is that it’s one that you can very easily adapt to make your own or personalise for a dear friend.

Tribeca Pear Granola

Rolled Oats 450g
Sunflower Seeds 120g
White Sesame Seeds 120g
Pureed Pears 225g (about 2 pears)
Cinnamon 2 tsp
Nutmeg 1 tsp
Barley Malt Syrup 130g
Honey 4 tbsp
Light Brown Sugar 75g
Chopped Pecans 100g
Salt 1 tsp
Canola Oil 2 tbsp
Dried Cranberries and/or Currants 300g
  1. Mix everything together, except for the dried fruits. (this is important! if you bake the dried fruits, they will turn out to be these hard inedible specks ruining the consistency of your granola).
  2. Spread evenly only two baking sheet — preferably non-stick and with sides.
  3. Bake at 325ºF for 1 hour, stir halfway through
  4. When room temperature, add in dried fruits and mix together.
  5. I usually store my granola in a ziploc bag.

One response to “pear granola a la nigella

  1. Sounds good. I like your idea of using apple sauce. I developed a no-oil pear granola too:

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