This is the very first recipe I created, three years ago, when I was just discovering all the beauties of plantbased nutrition. And it is one of my most liked and famous recipe. Therefore, I wanted to go back to it and bring it a few healthier twists to make it even better! With that mix of nuts bringing healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, all of them being essential for a healthy body and brain, that great amount of fibres brought by the oats and all the healthy sugars in it, you’ll have enough power to kick some asses all day long (well no…just throughout the morning!).

It is one of my most liked and famous recipe.

Why using coconut oil? And what is it? Coconut oil is extracted from the coconut’s dried albumen. It contains saturated fats mostly, a few vitamins and minerals. Even though dieticians have been considering it evil, it’s now taking more and more space on the supermarket stalls. The fats it contains actually are middle chained triglycerides, which are directly metabolised and used as fuel by the body, whereas animal fats are not. They are not stocked in the body, which makes them “good fats”.

It is the most delicious thing on earth,You might touch the bottom quite quickly!

Anyway, back to our breakfast. It is true that it’s taking some time to prepare, at least more than simply buying it. But I can assure you it is the most delicious thing on earth – the proof is if I make the mistake of leaving the jar wide open next to me…I might touch the bottom quite quickly! But if you keep it organised, you’ll just have to take 15 minutes of your Sundays and will guarantee your breakfast for a week, starting each day starry-eyed!

Reinvented Glorious Granola

Portions: One large jar (round 8 – 9 portions).
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients

150g of oats
150g of nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, etc.), crushed
40g of ground almonds
25g of pumpkin seeds
25g of sunflower seeds
1 – 2 tbsp of chia seeds
2 tsp of cinnamon (+ a sprinkle of ground cloves)
½ tsp of sea salt
40g of coconut oil, melted
70g of honey, slightly melted
1 heaped tbsp of nut butter
100 – 125g of dried fruits (cranberries, gogi berries, dates, etc.), sliced (optional)
A few pinch of dried flowers (optional)

Method

(1) Start by preheating your oven to 170°C and cover a tray with parchment paper.

(2) Crush all the nuts, and in large mixing bowl, mix them with the oats, ground almonds, seeds, cinnamon and salt. Stir and set aside.

(3) In a bain-marie, melt the coconut oil and honey, until the honey’s still gooey and not too runny.

(4) Pour that sumptuous liquid over your dry ingredients, making sure that everything’s nice and coated.

(5) Spread evenly on the baking tray covered with parchment paper and place in the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. Take it out, stir it all and spread evenly once more. Place it back in the oven for 3 more minutes, until golden-brown.

(6) Let it cool down before breaking it in small pieces, adding the dried fruits and transferring into a jar. It makes approximately 700g, which is about 8 to 9 portions. Enjoy!

Suggestions

Here are a few flavour pairing you can try if you’d like:

1. Hazelnuts, pecans, dark chocolate (added at the end), cinnamon, gogi berries!
2. Pistachios, almonds, walnuts, dried apricots, dried banana chips!
3. Christmas Version: Gingerbread spices + Orange zest (1/2 tbsp)!
4. Exotic Versison: Ground ginger + Dried pieces of ginger!