Nuts and Seeds Granola
For this third recipe on the blog I have chosen to talk about a recipe from Chocolate and Zucchini food blog. It’s a mixed nuts and seeds granola. I have made it over again (and again), for us, for our families and friends. I often shared it and it became a family classic so for sure it belongs to the blog!
I followed the original recipe, however I changed the nuts and fruits according to my actual wishes and inspiration of the moment. You can replace the source of sugar as well, from honey to maple or agave syrup. Feel free to play around with this recipe, this a base that you can adjust to your preferences and tastes.
And if I want to be honest, I may want to double the quantities. I always double them, it goes away so fast as we can have it for breakfast, or for snack, with milk, yogurt, apple compote,
or with my hands… and it’s possible to store it in a airtight container for a few weeks. So yes we have succumbed to the charm of homemade granola.
My favorite recipe of Granola
- 280 g rolled oat (or any other flakes you like)
- 170 g nuts of your choice (I use a mix of walnuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecan nuts…)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil (sunflower, coconut or rapeseed)
- 6 tbsp sweetener liquid (honey, maple syrup, agave syrup…)
- 2 tsp spices powder of your choice (I use cinnamon and ginger most of the time)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 120 g dried fruits of your choice (I use sultanas and cranberries, feel free to use prunes, figs…)
- Preheat the oven at 150°C.
- Put all of the ingredients, except the dried fruits, in a bowl and mix well until there is no big chunks and that you have a homogeneous mix.
- Place it on a baking tray covered with baking paper or silicon mat and put in the oven for 30 minutes, you have to mix it from time to time (I do it 3 times during the cooking). Be careful it can burn really quickly.
- Let it cool down on the baking tray and when it's cold add the dried fruits. It won't be crispy directly from the oven but it will once cold.
- Keep it in a sealed jar at room temperature, it will stay fresh for few weeks but not sure you will need to wait that long ^
And again, go nuts (pun intended!): add chocolate, coconut, change the flakes, spices… Do whatever you like but enjoy your tasty breakfast!