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Homemade granola with almonds.

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

Favourite 'Muesli' in the world without any refined sugar.

"I go to great pains to find the best yogurt and granola." - Ezra Koenig, musician

Well Mr Koenig, look no further because this is the best granola you can find.

I always have this granola at home. I'm an addict, you might say. Some days even after dinner my husband and I eat a small bowl of granola with milk ... It's not so bad, though, because this granola is super healthy with whole grain oats and no refined sugar.

What would I take to a desert island, you ask? This granola and my husband, then we could eat a bowl of granola together at sunset and we would probably be the happiest couple in the world. But I ramble. Let's bake some granola.

What you'll need for one batch of granola:

- 500g oats (the big ones)

- 2 hands full of almonds

- 4 tblsp ground almonds

- 100ml maple syrup

- 50g brown almond butter

- 50g coconut oil

- 2 tsp cinnamon

- pinch of salt

- dried coconut

- raisins

First preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Put the oats and the almonds as well as the ground almonds in a large bowl and mix briefly.

In a small pan, melt the coconut oil, almond paste and maple syrup together. Add a pinch of salt and the cinnamon. You should get a caramel-like mixture, which you now add to the bowl with the oats. Mix everything very well.

Put the oats on a baking tray and bake the granola for about 10 minutes before stirring everything through so that it is baked evenly. Put the tray back into the oven and bake the granola for another 8 minutes. Take the baking tray out of the oven and stir everything again. Now add the coconut slices and put the granola back in the oven for about 2-3 minutes or until the coconut slices slowly brown at the edges.

Take the granola out of the oven and let it cool before you add the raisins.

Pour the granola into a large glass jar and watch how quickly it disappears. - Quite like magic !

Pro tips:

  1. Take a rough and chunky almond butter if you like bigger granola clusters

  2. Closely watch the granola while baking so that you don't end up with burnt areas

  3. Add any dried fruit you like, e.g. dried apple, dried apricot etc.

  4. Add seeds for different taste and texture, e.g. sunflower- or pumpkin-seeds

You can easily modify this granola and add nuts, seeds and fruits to suit your individual taste. Try out different things and tell me what you like! :)

Happy baking !

Love, Carmen

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