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Granola

Granola

Granola is one of my favorite breakfast cereals, most mornings I have a shake or smoothie but when a shake just won’t do this is my breakfast choice. I like to make my own, it doesn’t take long and the results are fantastic. This granola is chock full of nuts, 3 varieties, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts, the lightly sweetened, roasted nuts and oats is irresistible. I don’t add fruit to the granola, I save that for serving. One thing I really like about this is that it’s substantial, you only need a little and it fills you up and you know you are getting a nutritious meal. This recipe makes a lot, it’s almost half nuts, sweetened with a little maple syrup and coconut palm sugar, I also add coconut flakes and flax seed. Serve on its own or with fruit and I like my DIY almond milk with it. You might notice I use olive oil but you can use whatever you like, vegetable/canola oil or coconut oil.

A bowl of goodness

A bowl of goodness

Makes a lot of granola

3 cups oats (not quick cook)

1/2 cup finely ground hazelnuts

1 1/2 cup ground almonds (I use the almond meal left from making almond milk)

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup coconut flakes (preferably unsweetened but sweetened is fine)

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup coconut palm sugar or you can use organic or turbinado sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup (I used grade A but B is also good)

2 tbs flax seeds

Optional: drizzle a little honey on top before baking

In large mixing bowl add all the ingredients, stir to combine. Pre heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread the granola in one layer, drizzle with honey (this is optional).

Place in oven and bake, stirring every 10 or 15 minutes. You have to watch it especially towards the end of the baking time. It takes almost an hour to bake. The granola will be a lovely golden brown. Cool and place in air tight storage jars or containers.

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13 Comments Post a comment
  1. You’ve reminded me I should make this again. Thank you :-). Your version looks really nutritious and delicious.

    February 3, 2013
  2. petit4chocolatier #

    Suzanne, this is such a great recipe. I love the coconut within it. So much better than store bought! Looks delicious 🙂

    February 3, 2013
    • Thank you so much, the coconut makes it really great and I love using olive oil, it’s light and crunchy and all those nuts just make it even better.

      February 3, 2013
  3. This sounds fantastic – love the combination of nuts and olive oil. I’ll be trying this. Thank you!!

    February 3, 2013
    • Thank you, I agree and really love the nuts and olive oil combo. It’s wonderful!

      February 3, 2013
  4. Yummy! I just made peanut butter granola this weekend! NOW, I want to make this….love all the nuts, love the coconut and love that you didn’t put fruit in it! I’m with you, I either eat oatmeal or my chocolate cinnamon granola most mornings.

    February 4, 2013
    • Oh wow your granola sounds wonderful, I have to search your site for that recipe. Thanks so much, I never put fruit in the granola itself, I like fresh fruit on it though. It’s such a great breakfast.

      February 4, 2013
  5. Granola is on my to-make list; yours sounds very yummy! There just aren’t enough hours in the day to make everything!!

    February 7, 2013
    • You are so right, I never have enough time to do everything on my to do list. It sounds good when I make the list but then I inevitably fall a bit short. The granola is something I like to make once a week. Thanks so much.

      February 7, 2013
  6. Our granola jar is empty, so time for another batch – yours looks amazing and I’ll be making it. I like all the nuts and coconut you include. And I’ve just started using coconut sugar and it’s lovely. Using your leftover almond meal is inspired, too – I’m keeping that in mind!

    February 7, 2013
    • Thank you I hope you enjoy, it is really good, and I love that its about 50% nuts. My jar is empty also, time for another batch!

      February 7, 2013

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