I KNOW I AM LATE ON THE GRANOLA TRAIN

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I Know I’m Late on the Granola Train
6 January 2016

I’ve loved granola forever. And I have been buying it forever. Like a mad woman. For some reason, when visiting Dad in Tassie this Christmas, I was staring at the boxes of granola in the supermarket and finally snapped. HOW EXPENSIVE IS THIS BLOODY GRANOLA????? The cheapest I could find was a half empty box of sad looking pale brown blobs of oats for six bucks. My new year’s resolution was set. I am finally going to get into making my own fave brekky.

And I did.

And it is SO EASY.

I know that there has been a bajillion posts about granola, and that I have definitely hopped on this train WAY later than all the cool kids, but that’s ok. Because, as I sat at the bench this morning eating my very own toasted creation, I didn’t care.

So here is my version, which I ate with my other current ‘thing’, griddled peaches.

SEE YA LATER SUPERMARKET GRANOLA

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups smashed raw almonds (pop in a tea towel and smash with a rolling pin)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dates
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • sea salt for finishing

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  1. Preheat the oven to 130˚C / 250˚F / Gas Mark 1/2.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Pop the oats, almonds, coconut, cocoa, salt, and dates in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk the melted coconut oil and maple syrup together and pour into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Mix well to combine.
  6. Spread the mixture on the baking trays in even layers.
  7. Bake for 1 hour, remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

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