Breakfast, Recipes

Back on the Island

January 17, 2012

Sounds quite tropical doesn’t it, but rest assured, it’s still winter. It’s probably even colder than it was when I left but I can tolerate another couple of weeks of winter!

I hope no one other than my momma was expecting a blog update yesterday, but I was just too tired from my super-exhausting 1.5-hour flight and 1.5 hour train ride back to Uni. Plus, all I could have shown you is this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I snapped a couple of pictures as we were leaving the continent and arriving back on the island because the sky was cloudless and I was bored.

I am also back with another Granola recipe. You may know that I love granola. I had to make two batches for my family when I was at home because everyone started snacking on it. The new recipe is a slightly adapted version of the granola recipe I already posted but it’s worth mentioning because it’s sooo good.

 

Coconut-Seed Granola

You will need:

  • 300g oats
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/3 cup mixed seeds
  • 1/3 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • optional: cranberries, dark chocolate (chopped)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small pan on medium heat, heat up the water, honey and vanilla extract. Stir and be careful not to burn it. Set aside when the honey has dissolved.
  3. In a large bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients, except for the coconut (both flakes and desiccated coconut), cranberries and chocolate.
  4. Pour the honey mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Transfer the oat mixture onto the baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes.
  6. When the granola is golden brown remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Then add the coconut, cranberries and chocolate.

As you can see I added lots of coconut and an extra spoon or two of seeds ’cause I love some crunch atop of my oats and yoghurt.

Gotta go! I have Skype-date with my mom!

 

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