Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Granola Bits


I've never tried to make granola in my life because it always seemed like such a hassle. But nothing is less true! After coming across an article explaining the proportions of the ingredients in a batch of granola I decided to make my own. Try it out, it's really not very difficult and you can easily give it a personal touch by adding your favourite spices, seeds, nuts and dried fruits afterwards! I gave my granola bits a Christmassy touch by adding some speculoos spices (a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, chili, mace, nutmeg, coriander and cardamon. I found the mix at Dille & Kamille.




What do you need?

- 3 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of pecan nuts (roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- a pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp of the speculoos spices
- 1 egg white

What do you need to do?

First mix all the dry ingredients together (oats, nuts, salt, seeds, spices). Once mixed, add the maple syrup. You can also use honey if you like, it will just take a little longer to mix it all in because it's more gloopy. If your coconut oil is still solid, stick it in your microwave oven on the lowest temperature for 20-30 seconds before mixing it in. Then add the egg white after making sure the coconut oil is no longer warm. Stir it all thoroughly together.

On a baking tray, covered with baking foil, spread out the granola mix and then pop it in a pre-heated oven of 150°C for 30-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of your layer. Keep an eye on it towards the end and once it is golden brown, take it out and leave to cool.

Break into chunks and serve with a nice cup of tea :)

Enjoy!

- Wondering about that Buzzfeed article? Find it here.

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