bowl of granola

There’s nothing quite like home-made granola. It’s fab for breakfast or any time you need something crunchy and nutty. Commercial granola is often sickeningly sweet and full of raisins, which is great if you love raisins. I don’t and I don’t like the overpowering sugar rush either. This recipe is heavy on the nuts and seeds and light on the sugar. The olive oil, salt, honey, spice and seed combo gives it a “je ne sais quoi” kind of flavour. It’s sweet but salty, spicy and ever so slightly bitter all at the same time and utterly delicious. And did I mention it was healthy too?

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Olive Oil Granola with a Twist
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Cook Time
45minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups nuts (see recipe notes below)
  • 1 cup seeds (see recipe notes)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut or coconut flakes
  • ½ cup honey (or pure maple syrup, or half and half)
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup apple or orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon anise
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • A good few cracks black pepper
  • A pinch nutmeg and cloves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup