It was freezing outside this morning. I spent about 5 minutes standing by an open window, inhaling the frosty air. It smells so festive! It made me want to make something spicy, to give the house a seasonal smell. As luck would have it, I could spare an hour this morning so I got to it immediately and made this delicious autumn spice granola.
I wish the pictures could convey the smell — but since they can’t, you have to take my word for it: it’s absolutely heavenly, both the taste and the smell. And it’s super-easy to make, too.
This is what you’ll need:
- rolled oats (2-3 cups)
- dried fruits of your choice
- nuts of your choice
- coconut oil
- ground cinnamon
- ground cloves
- vanilla extract
Put the rolled oats, dried fruits (about a handful of), nuts, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and vanilla extract (1 tsp) in a bowl and mix everything properly.
Then add coconut oil (about 2 tbsp) and honey (1-2 tbsp) and use your hands to mix everything together.
Tip it over on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes in a pre-heated oven (150/fan).
Leave it on the tray until it cools off completely — that way it will actually form chunks.
It will make your entire house smell of autumn spice and it tastes fantastic. I prefer to eat it with home-made yogurt but of course you can serve it with milk or porridge, too.
How do you guys make granola? Do you have some delicious recipes I should try?