Honey Atkinson

SIMPLE GOURMET GRANOLA (NO THAT'S NOT AN OXYMORON)

Honey Atkinson
SIMPLE GOURMET GRANOLA (NO THAT'S NOT AN OXYMORON)

WORDS + STYLING Karen Locke   PHOTOS Honey Atkinson


 

For the perfect breakfast, we’re sharing Honey's favourite granola recipe with you, an adaptation from one of our go-to recipe sites, My New Roots.

This recipe makes quite a large batch, but it lasts well and is delicious served with yogurt and fresh fruit. It also makes a great gift for family and friends - package it up nicely in a large jar and you're good to go! 

 

RECIPE


METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 175°C

2. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk oil and honey together.

3. In a large bowl combine oats, almonds, coconut, and sea salt.

4. Pour oil and honey mixture over dry ingredients and stir very well to coat. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven and stir. Place back in oven but remove and stir every 5 minutes or so until the oats are golden brown (approx. 25-30 minutes).

FLAVOURS:

To flavour our granola we added vanilla bean and cinnamon but you could also add cardamom, orange zest, lemon zest cocoa powder or cocoa nibs for a chocolatey twist. 

NUT ADDITIONS:

You can add almost any nut combination you like – pecans, cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.

DRIED FRUIT (ADD AFTER BAKING) ADDITIONS:

Dates, figs, cranberries, raisins, cherries, goji berries, mulberries, apricots, etc.

SUPERFOODS (ADD AFTER BAKING):

bee pollen, cacoa nibs, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups Rolled Oats (not instant) 
  • 1 cup Raw Almonds, chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cups Flaked Coconut 
  • 1/4 tsp Finely Ground Sea Salt 
  • 1/3 cup Liquid Honey (or Maple Syrup, Agave) 
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil (or Sunflower Oil, Ghee, or Butter)

NUT ADDITIONS:

You can add almost any nut combination you like – pecans, cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.

DRIED FRUIT (ADD AFTER BAKING) ADDITIONS:

Dates, figs, cranberries, raisins, cherries, goji berries, mulberries, apricots, etc.

SUPERFOODS (ADD AFTER BAKING):

Bee pollen, cacoa nibs, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds.