Saturday, 7 December 2019

Non Christmas Baking

Yesterday evening I made some new to us granola. The link is here.

It does link to a site that has way too many adverts crop up. As I adapted the recipe slightly, I shall let you know what I did below and you can visit Natalies site for the original recipe.

In a bowl mix together:

3 cups of rolled oats (jumbo or otherwise)
1/2 cup pecan nuts or nuts of your choice
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon whole Chia seeds
1/4 cup dried dates or dried apricots
2 teaspoons normal ground cinnamon. (I have also used 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 of either ground ginger or mixed spice).
1/4 teaspoon salt
Fine zest of 1 orange

Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil and let cool. To this add 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey or slightly less date syrup. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract NOT essence.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until all the dry ingredients are coated.
Line a baking sheet and roughly flatten.

Bake at 170C for 20 minutes, gently shake the paper inwards to redistribute the granola without breaking any lumps up. Bake for another 10 minutes, remove from the oven and let it go cold on the baking sheet. Put into an airtight container and use within 2 weeks.

We found this recipe just right for us but you can of course, adapt it to your tastes. Herewith a picture:


  1. That sounds easy, and low fat too. How much does a cup equate to? I may give this one a try. Thank you.

    1. Hard to tell, as every ingredient weighs differently. You could use a normal cup or even a small mug. Measurements don’t need to be too accurate.

  2. Very nice, easy recipe. I even have all those ingredients handy. I may have to give this a try.

    God bless.

    1. It’s nice, the orange zest really lifts it.

  3. It looks and sounds lovely. I do like granola, but find it too much chewing for breakfast....I'm not a huge breakfast fan anyway, and prefer something that slips down fairly easily if I do have it. Don't sites with loads of advertising annoy you, they do me, puts me right off them.

    1. We only eat cereal once a week so it’s not too bad, although I agree about the chewing!

  4. It looks and sounds absolutely delicious, thanks.


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