Monday, 16 June 2014

Winter Granola

In my imagination, this is what the Stark family eat for breakfast.

Winter Granola
adapted from Simon Bryant's Vegies

4 cup traditional wholegrain oats
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
3 tablespoons raw sugar (I used Panela)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup flakes coconut
1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and skins rubbed off
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt (I used Pink Himalaya)
150ml maple syrup
150ml strong brewed coffee
50ml freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1/4 cup dried sour cherries
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 160C. Line a roasting pan with baking paper. Set aside.

Place the oats, cardamom, sugar, cocoa powder, coconut, hazelnuts and salt in a large bowl. Mix and set aside.

Mix the maple syrup, coffee, orange juice, hazelnut oil, extra virgin olive oil  and vanilla paste in a jug until combined. Pour it over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly until all the dry ingredients is thoroughly coated. The mixture will be a little wet, but don't panic. By starting out wet and baking at a low temperature, you'll get a chunky rubble of granola when done. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45- 60 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. The granola is ready when it's dry throughout. Leave to cool in the pan, add the dried fruit and mix, then transfer to an airtight jar for storage.


  1. That looks amazing! So many flavors to love in here. Hazelnut oil sounds interesting too! :)

  2. This looks really good and such a wonderful breakfast recipe!

  3. That's an original granola that I would eat every morning!! I'm due to make a granola :)!

  4. this looks fabulous :) it's almost summer here, but we can eat granola anytime, right?

  5. I would even risk being a Stark for a breakfast this good looking! Can't wait to make up a batch of this for my winter breakfasts :)

  6. Hahaha.... oh, you come up with the best one-liners. Sounds delicious.
    Now I'm going to have the GoT theme song in my head all day...

  7. Love your choice of dried fruit and nuts in here, great recipe. Happy week-end to you!

  8. I'd devour this by the handful for sure!

  9. I must get on the make your own granola train. This looks divine!