I love granola, especially when it’s crispy with a nice taste of roasted oat. And believe me, nothing in the supermarkets is better than a home made granola, whatever the recipe is…
I am sharing my favorite one with you, and all those who tried it confirm that “it’s addictive” and my 4 yo daughter is always asking me to prepare it, apparently she’s dreaming about it!
You can obviously change the inclusions (cranberries, raisins, flax seeds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts…) , flavor it to your taste (vanilla, cocoa powder, citrus zests…), just try to keep the same proportions of oat/inclusions.
- Sharp knife or nuts chopper
- Large saucepan
- Baking tray
- 90 g Almond
- 50 g Pistachio
- 50 g Pecan nuts
- 110 g Acacia honey
- 230 g Rollaed oat flakes
- 50 g Coconut powder
- 2 g Vanilla powder (or the seeds of one pod)
- 1 pinch Tonka bean Optional
- 100 g Pumpkin seeds
- 15 g Chia seeds
- 20 g Coconut oil
- 10 g Grape seeds oil
- 0.8 g Salt
- 70 g Chopped dark chocolate Or chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven at 150°C.
- Chop the almonds, pecan nuts and pistachios (I like to have large chunks). Roast them for 10 minutes. Let them cool.
- Melt the honey (on low heat) in a large saucepan.
- Pour the oat flakes on the honey and stir with a spatula.
- Add the coconut powder, salt and vanilla (and tonka bean if you wish).
- Add the two oils.
- Add the pumpkin and chia seeds and stir.
- Pour the mixture onto a large baking tray lined with parchment paper and spread it in an even layer.
- If you wish to have a clumpy granola, press the layer evenly, you can also place a tray on it while baking it.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 150°C. Make sure to stir with the spatula (and press if you wish) every 5/10 minutes.
- When you get a nice and uniform golden color, take it out of the oven and let it cool for at least 30 minutes. This is when it will become crispy. Avoid stirring it.
- When it's completely cooled, add the roasted nuts and chopped chocolate.
Once properly cooled, store the granola in an airtight glass jar to preserve the crispiness and freshness.