granola

Happy New Year, everyone – a new year means new possibilities.

Are you ready for 2016? Do you have any plans or resolutions?

I hope you’re looking forward to more recipes here on passionforbaking,com.

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I’m pretty sure many of you have decided to make healthy choices this January.

If you’d like something really good but not too naughty for your weekend breakfast, this granola is easy and super delicious. You’ll love it!

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My beautiful friend Melissa and her cowboy Steve sure loved it.

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Homemade granola

  • 5 cups (500 g) large oats
  • 14 oz. (400 g) nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans
  • 1 cup (100 g) desiccated coconut
  • 5 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup (100 g) soft light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (100 g) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (65 ml) coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 3 1/2 oz. (100 g) dried berries, such as cranberries, raisins, blueberries
  • 9 oz. (250 g) dark chocolate, chopped

 

Preheat the oven to 340 °F (170 °C).

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Put the oats, nuts (roughly chop, if you like), coconut, pumpkin seeds and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine.

Mix together the brown sugar, maple syrup, oil, water and vanilla paste in a separate bowl. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.

Tip out onto a lined baking tray and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, stirring the mixture half way though baking.

Let cool completely before mixing in the dried berries and chopped chocolate. I use quite chunky pieces of chocolate.

The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

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This granola is delicious served with yogurt, fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.

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I hope you are tempted to try!

I’m also blogging over at Grete Roede’s website, you can read it here (Norwegian link).

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