Hope that you are having an amazing weekend. What are you up to? Just wondering, if there is one type of food which you could not live without, what would it be? For us, definitely granola. We barely have breakfast without this lady – we eat a lot of yogurt & porridge and any of it could not exist without her. It’ s a big love. And if I wander around my pantry, that’ s the end of her!
There is not one single perfect recipe for the best granola as every of them is the best and slightly different. Play with whatever your pantry gives you. I often use sunflower seeds (instead of cashews) or pumpkin seeds (instead of walnuts). You can use maple syrup, agave, date, rice syrup, honey… And use only the amount you like. You don’ t need to use oils – you can substitute it with some juice of orange/ grape. You can use peanut butter, tahini, cocoa…
I am back to college on Monday and it means that my demand for granola will increase. So I’ ve just made some, and here is just one of our favourite variations. The original recipe comes from Czech Jamie Oliver called Bjukitchen. With this and the only one we know, that her recipe will always work great!
- 100 g of your favourite nuts – roughly chopped
- 300 g of oats
- 3 tbsp of linseeds/ flaxseeds
- 1/ 2 cup of chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- 80 ml of date syrup
- 3 tbsp of oil (I used olive, but coconut/ sunflower works great too!)
- 150 coconut flakes
- 80 g of raisins
I preheat the oven for 180ºC. I mix nuts, oats, seeds & salt in a big bowl and whisk the syrup & oil in another one. I pour it over the dry mix and stir properly so every single thing is coated.
I spread the mix on a baking tray and bake for about 30-35 min. Just stir it in between so it won’ t get burnt.
I will stir in the coconut flakes, switch off the oven and leave it there until cool with slightly opened oven door. Once it’ s cold, I mix granola with raisins and keep in a big jar.
Now, what’ s your favourite staple/ you could not live without?