“Let me guess #recipeontheblog ?!” was a friend’s reaction when I first shared a photo on this granola on Instagram.
I laughed it off claiming that, as with most of my cooking, there wasn’t exactly a recipe. In fact, there was no recipe at all.
For Christmas I always like to give something I’ve made myself. I’ve presented my friends and family – even my co-workers – with little bottles of olive oil with Italian spices, ginger body scrub and the delicious Christmas liqueur Bianca from Elephantasticvegan inspired me to.
Guess what everyone received in 2016.
Apparently it was well liked as soon people started to ask me for the recipe and my excuse that a recipe didn’t exist wasn’t taken for an answer.
So I had to make something up.
I’ve since made a few batches and they’ve never lasted long.
I take this as a good sign.
It is quite delicious – not too sweet, incredibly crunchy and with a mouth-watering smell – and I always have a little jar at the office to top off my morning oatmeal.
You want some of it? Well you either drop by or have a look at this:
- 6 cups mixed grains (for example oats, buckwheat, spelt,...)
- 3 cups mixed nuts and seeds (I like walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, sunflower and hemp seeds)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 ts all spice
- 1 ts cardamom
- dash cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 160°C.
- Hack nuts and mix with oats.
- Thoroughly stir in coconut oil and maple syrup.
- Put on or two baking trays and bake for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- This will make a fair amount of granola. If you keep it all, simply store it in airtight containers in a dark place and it will stay crunchy for at least a couple of weeks (but it won't last that long, believe me).