What is your favourite breakfast food? If you just answered granola then you must try this recipe (ok that sounded like an add on tv, but seriously!). I go through crazes where I eat it everyday and then seem to forget it exists for a while, making it even more delicious when I rediscover it. One of my main issues with store bought granola is that it often has sultanas, something I cannot stand! So this is my sultana-free speculaas flavoured take on granola, however if you are a sultana lover just add them in, maybe instead of the cranberries or dates! Also I am aware that the speculaas spice mix isn’t a commodity in most supermarkets outside of the Netherlands, so don’t worry, I will give you a recipe to make your own :p Hope you enjoy!
Preparation/baking time: 15 minutes
- 1 1/4 cup oats
- 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/3 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and dates)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1 heaped tbsp speculaas kruiden (1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of ground cloves, ground cardamon, ground aniseed, ground ginger, ground coriander seeds; mix these spices and then measure out 1 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp carob powder (optional, can replace with cocoa powder)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (or other oil/margarine/butter)
- Just under 1/4 cup coconut nectar (or agave/maple/honey)
- Preheat the oven to 200-220 °C (depending how good your oven is).
- In a bowl mix all the dried ingredients together until combined.
- Add the coconut oil and nectar and mix to get a sticky mixture. Add more nectar if you prefer it sweeter, or less if you don’t like it sweet. If you add less, make sure to substitute it with the oil.
- Spread across a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for about 7 minutes, or until the top starts to go brown. If you like you can mix it a bit and bake for a bit longer, it up to you!
- Let it cool down and place in a jar for storing.
For breakfast I love to add some fresh berries/fruit to it, but I regularly dip my hand in the jar to just have a bite 😀 Hope you enjoy xx