Dutch Inspired Granola

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)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200-220 °C (depending how good your oven is).
  2. In a bowl mix all the dried ingredients together until combined.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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

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