Wow, today was such a beautiful and perfect autumn day. After a lazy morning and bike ride to the park to see the local war memorial it was time to head home and undertake todays plan of making Anzac biscuits.
I had planned to try Teresa Cutter (aka The Healthy Chef) recipe for Anzac biscuits given that I have recently fallen in love with her recipes and healthy takes on all the indulgent classics. However as i made them, i was finding that they really were not binding very well. Her recipe did instruct me to process the oats, coconut and almonds in a food processor but i did not want to do this. I wanted some texture to them so maybe thats where i went wrong.
So what to do with this mix…… the options that i had before me were
– throw it out and start again
– through a heap of melted butter and a little flour into it (really defeats the purpose of trying her recipe)
– re-hash the recipe to suit me!
So here we have it … Anzac Day Granola. And may i say, a certain little person devoured it for lunch so hey – that was one little happy soul!
1 1/2 Cups of Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup of Desiccated Coconut
1/2 Cup chopped almonds
2 Tbs Macadamia Nut Oil
2 Tbs golden Syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
Pre heat a fan forced oven to 200 deg celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Combine all ingredients till well combined.
Spread mix out over baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Watch closely and stir every 5 minutes or so. Your done when it is a nice golden colour and smells toasty.
Cool and store in an air tight container. I don’t know how long it will keep for. Ours won’t hang around long to find out.
The recipe could easily be altered to add other yummy nuts and spices but in keeping with the spirit of Anzac day this was perfect.