Chewy granola with nuts and seeds

When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

Mistakes

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!

When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

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?

When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

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!

When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

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!

When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

Chewy granola

So, yay for mistakes! As you all know I’m a huge fan of granola, so here’s a quick list of my recipes:

Simple homemade granola + video
Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola
Lemon poppyseed granola

I hope you like this chewy granola too! Thanks for visiting, xx Vivian
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When you add the honey after baking the oats and nuts, you get a super chewy granola! This delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast.

 

Chewy granola with nuts and seeds
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. Rolled oats, 200g
  2. Mixed nuts, 50g
  3. Mixed seeds*, 20g
  4. Grated coconut, 2 spoonfuls
  5. Honey, 100g
  6. Coconut oil, 50g
  7. Water, a spoonful
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. Optional: Puffed millet/quinoa/rice, 10g
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. 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)
  3. In a bowl, add the honey, coconut oil, water and salt. Microwave for +/- 30 seconds to make sure everything mixes together.
  4. Cover the roasted oats/nuts/seeds in the honey mixture. Make sure you stir well.
  5. 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!
  6. Let this rest in the fridge for up to 2 hours, and carefully break apart. Store in an airtight container, and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *: I used flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds.
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4 thoughts on “Chewy granola with nuts and seeds

  1. I LOVE your honesty.. maybe because I’m exactly like you. I don’t find it necessary to hide any of my flaws or kitchen fails. I mean, we all have flaws and kitchen mishaps happen to the best of us! 🙂 Sorry to hear about your granola bar fail, but this chewy granola looks fab! Love the nuts and seeds in here, because gimme ALL the texture!! I’ve never added honey to granola after baking.. going to have to give it a try! Cheers girl!
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    1. Ahhh that’s so sweet Cheyanne, I always love reading your stories too! And that’s exactly right: I know I like to see the “real” person behind the blog, and not just the success stories. I was a bit disappointed when I found out the bars didn’t work out as planned, but that was soon forgotten when I realized I actually like chewy granola!

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