Tuesday, 4 April 2017


I thought making your own granola was a lot of work. It's not. Store bought granola is full of unnecessary sugar and they always have at least one ingredient I don't like. Making your own granola solves both problems. Here is my recipe of granola. You can mix and match other ingredients until you find your own recipe. Try it and you will never buy granola again.

Makes about 3 liters
Time: 20 min + 1h in the oven

200g walnuts (or hazelnuts or peanuts or mix)
2 large oranges
650g spelt flakes
400g sunflower seeds
300g pumpkin seeds
200g coconut flakes
1 tablespoon cinnamon (or cardamom)
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 dl honey
1 dl rapeseed oil
1 dl water
250g dried apricots (or dried figs or dried plums or mix)
1 dl cranberry raisins

1/2 dl regular raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 175 ºC. Coarsely chop the nuts. Squeeze the juice out of both oranges.

2. Mix the flakes, seeds, nuts, cinnamon, vanilla powder and salt. Mix with your hands.

3. Separately, mix orange juice, honey, oil, and water. Pour the mixture over the grits and mix with your hands.

4. Spread 1/3 of the mixture on an oven tray (those the same size as the oven) lined with with parchment paper. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the granola gets some colour. Stir occasionally. Repeat 2 more times with remaining mixture.

5. Allow to cool. Cut the apricots into small pieces. Add them to the granola. Add the raisins, cranberries and coconut flakes. Mix. Store in air-tight flasks (it keeps for weeks, if you can resist...).

Tips: Granola is really very versatile. Mix and match different ingredients to your liking. The original recipe had orange rind, for instance.

My favourite combinations
Yoghurt, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 sliced banana, topped with granola.
Frozen blueberries and raspberries microwaved for 30s, topped with yoghurt and granola.
Diced mango, yoghurt and granola.
Grapes, yoghurt and granola

*Inspired by a recipe from Allt om Mat.

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