As we all know Valentines day is just around the corner so I wanted to share this lovely morning treat with you all as it makes me smile. Thus it is only appropriate to pass it forward to bring a little joy to you as well, after all, it is the gift of giving next weekend! This wholesome granola is simple but effective and it makes a great little gift for a friend or a special wakeup treat for your loved one that ultimately should be served with a morning kiss! If you prefer a little something more sweet for valentine morning, I will soon be sharing a muffin recipe! So stay tuned! I feel this nutty honey granola treat is a perfect wake up call as already the baking process brings is an explosion of lingering flavours of vanilla, honey and cinnamon. yum yum, simply delicious.
xx enjoy the weekend
How to make the honey granola
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- Handful of flax-seed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 3-4 tablespoons of canola oil
- 4-5 tablespoons of honey
- Vanilla pod seeds
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats, almonds, brown sugar, raisins, flax-seed, cinnamon and salt). In a saucepan heat the canola oil and honey until warm and stir in the vanilla seeds and cinnamon. Pour the mixture over the oats and mix thoroughly so all gets coated. Spread evenly on an oven tray that has been lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes in 150 degrees celsius until the granola has turned slightly golden. Let it cool before serving.
To make the yogurt breakfast: Serve the granola with your favourite yogurt (this time I used strawberry but it is lovely with thick greek yogurt). Sprinkle some toasted nuts on top, coconut flakes, blueberries and baby mint leaves. Serve with a good morning kiss.
This looks delicious! Im starting my Monday with this recipe 😉 Great post!
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Great to hear! Let me know what you think! 🙂
I enjoy yogurt with granola about every day and this granola looks amazing! You are such a gifted photographer! I loved viewing your pictures. I’ve been to some of the places in your pictures so enjoyed them even more. Thank you so much for visiting my blog Hanna! I look forward to keeping up with you and your travels, fashion and recipes. Hugs! Julie
Hi Julie and thank you for visiting and for your kind words. I’m slightly obsessed with granola and find myself constantly craving for it :)! Where have you visited, Italy possibly?
Take care xxx
We love Venice and have relatives in Padua. We’ve visited Rome, Florence, Pisa, cinque terre, and Varenna.
Oh wonderful! I love Italy. This Semptember my man and I are actually flying from Santorini to Rome and driving around. We are stopping at Umbria, the rivera and will for sure visit Cinque Terre, a masseria near Verona and another near Sienna! I cannot wait and please if you have any tips, let me know =) I think we will take the train to cinque terre and wander around the entire day or two! xxx
I wish we would have time to visit Venice, but I think it’s a bit to far from everything else!
I don’t think you can go wrong. There were quite a lot of tourists in Cinque Terre which we try and avoid but had a wonderful time. Lake Como was beautiful too.