When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.
I remember when I started this post, I uploaded some introductions. This was back when I was still blogging on Blogger, which is over a year ago now… Time flies! Anyway, I remember writing that I didn’t like lies and pretending on the internet. If I would make a mistake, I’d tell you about it too. That was my promise. Over a year later I have to admit that not many of my ‘mistakes’ made it onto the website… But this is one of them 😉 And not because the flavour isn’t amazing!
You see, this was supposed to be a recipe for granola bars. I found some recipes on Pinterest but was, once again, too stubborn to follow them: I replaced the butter with coconut oil and the sugar with some extra honey. What could go wrong, right?
Well, I think that those are the two ingredients keeping the bars together. When you melt sugar and let it harden up again, I suppose it acts as some sort of glue, making the bars nice and firm. If you leave out the sugar completely, like I did, you can press it together all you want… It just won’t stick!
However, making mistakes isn’t always a bad thing. In this case, for example, I found out that making granola this way is actually pretty damn delicious too! I always add the honey & coconut oil before baking, which makes the granola super crunchy. Naturally I love crunchy granola, but I found out that chewy granola is actually really really good. Which is why I decided to share this recipe, anyway!
So, yay for mistakes! As you all know I’m a huge fan of granola, so here’s a quick list of my recipes:
- Rolled oats, 200g
- Mixed nuts, 50g
- Mixed seeds*, 20g
- Grated coconut, 2 spoonfuls
- Honey, 100g
- Coconut oil, 50g
- Water, a spoonful
- Pinch of salt
- Optional: Puffed millet/quinoa/rice, 10g
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Roughly chop the nuts, and mix with the oats and the seeds. Bake this in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring once in between. (I baked it in two batches)
- In a bowl, add the honey, coconut oil, water and salt. Microwave for +/- 30 seconds to make sure everything mixes together.
- Cover the roasted oats/nuts/seeds in the honey mixture. Make sure you stir well.
- Cover a casserole dish in baking parchment, and add the granola mixture. Cover mixture with another piece of foil, and press down firmly. I used a book to make sure it was compressed and flattened equally!
- Let this rest in the fridge for up to 2 hours, and carefully break apart. Store in an airtight container, and enjoy!
- *: I used flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds.