Simple Homemade Granola with Honey and Hazelnuts

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Why We Love It:

  • Crunchy and nut-rich flavor
  • No sugar – just honey (yep!)

A few years back a colleague of mine and I, were having lunch at the local canteen. We are both foodies (self-proclaimed) and love preparing yummy food for our families from scratch. During our sweet talk about smoothies, juices and homemade humus she briefly mentioned making her own granola at home. As time was pressing us to go back, we had to reschedule the granola discussion for another lunch-date. In the coming weeks we were both under pressure to meet deadlines, so we postponed & postponed and finally never came back to the granola recipe she mentioned.

Thank goodness for the internet, right?! After I’ve done some experimenting and tossed a burned batch in the rubbish bin, I finally created the right combination (for our family).

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Homemade Granola with Hazelnuts and Honey

Our basic granola recipe is rich in flavor, crunchy and simplistic to make. Enjoyed over breakfast with yogurt and berries or plant milk - it will definitely make your day.
CourseBreakfast
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

Dry

  • 1 cup oats, GF if needed
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup mix of chia seeds and flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, or GF mix if needed
  • pinch of salt

Wet

  • 1/2 cup melted organic coconut oil
  • 2-4 tbsp raw honey, heaping

Instructions

  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a non-stick pan on low heat, melt the coconut oil and honey and mix well with dry ingredients.
  • Bake on a non-stick surface (pan) for around 15 (20) minutes in preheated oven (on 180 C/360F).
  • Stir mix every five minutes to prevent granola from burning. 
  • Remove from oven when oats turn golden. 
  • Leave to cool without stirring (if you want the granola to be crunchier).

Recipe Notes

MEASURE: One cup = 130 g.
QUANTITY: This granola can fill one and a half small IKEA glass jars (like this one).
BAKING: You can bake granola on parchment paper, but some of the coconut oil can get absorbed.
TASTE: Oats and nuts can get burned quite quickly, so I recommend you check in every 5 minutes in the cooking process to avoid food wastage.
SERVING: This Granola recipe is ideal on its own (my 2 year old loved it that way), with (plant) milk or yogurt with some fresh/dried fruits or frozen berries. Mmm, yum!
Recipe loosely adapted after Pinch of Yum: ‘Our favorite coconut oil

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