I know I know, don’t give me that look… I know I’ve been lacking the blogging part a lot lately but I was doing some hell of a lot catering the past few months. I worked crazy hard so it wasn’t like I was binge eating Oreo’s while scrolling to my Netflix playlist.
I hope you can forgive me? If not… well, then screw you :P
So about granola… Until recently I never got it, it’s exactly the same like muesli right? They just gave it a more appealing name so they can charge double the price? That’s what I would think of Granola for years. Until that morning where A. seduced me with his morning routine and granola was served to me in a bowl with some soy yoghurt. Holy smack, granola got me by the first bite, I mean I WAS HOOKED! This is like dessert, I associate dessert with celebration time and why not start your mornings celebrating a new glorious day with this kind of goodness! Yes please!
Along the way I learned that there are many different granola’s out there. Different combinations with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Almost all granola’s out there are coated with a thick layer of sugars, organic or not, getting a sugar high in the morning is not really good for the hot body so yeah I was now determent to make my own batch of a healthier version of granola.
If you are gifted with the talent to stir a spoon into a big bowl, well my friend, you will manage to go through this ‘recipe’ :P
Cooking should always be about adjusting recipes to your own likings. So, go crazy on whatever you prefer to add in your granola. From dried mango bits to Coconut flakes...I leave that up to you!
Ingredients for a big jar of Granola:
- 4 cups of Oats
- 4 spoons of Agave syrup
- 1 spoon of Honey
- ½ cup of raw almonds
- ½ cup of raw cashew nuts
- 5 spoons of cinnamon
- 3 spoons of coconut oil
- ½ cup of pecan nuts
- 1 cup of coconut crisps or coconutflakes
- ½ cup of dried mulberries
- 1 cup of linseeds
- ½ cup of goji berries
A little pot/pan
A big spoon
A smile on your face :D
Start with preheating your oven on 175 C.
Mix the honey and the coconut oil in a little pot on low heat until it becomes liquidy. Mix the honey-oil with the Oats, Almonds, Cashews and Agave syrup in a big bowl.
Use a baking sheet on the oven tray and spread the mixture out evenly. Put it in the oven for about 20 minutes (oh man your house will smell SO GOOD it’s insane!)
Get the tray out of the oven and quickly mix the oats so all sides are getting a nice even golden brown ‘glow’. Pop it back in the oven for about 20 minutes. It’s super important to wait for the mixture to cooled off before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Mix mix mix and there you have it my lovers. Your very own batch of Granolaaaaa
Hope you liked this post.
I am Eva Lia and I am the founder of The Cookteaser - a food blog and whole food catering/event business based in Amsterdam.
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