Coconut flake pecan granola

Pecan Coconut Granola

Yes…another granola recipe already! I am a little bit obsessed with granola, and keep experimenting with different combinations, although most of the time this just involves adding everything I find in my cupboard! There may seem to be a lots of different syrups and oats in this recipe, but if you struggle to find some of them simply replace with equal quantities of one of the others. The combination of different flakes and oats does give a great texture. There are a million ways I enjoy this granola, as a topping for porridge (pictured below) or a smoothie bowl or just simply with fruit and coconut yoghurt. Once you have a jar in the kitchen a delicious breakfast will take seconds to prepare.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup rice syrup

2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maca
1 cup porridge oats
1/2 cup jumbo oats
1 cup buckwheat flakes
1 cup rice flakes
1 1/2 cups pecans
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup coconut flakes

What to do…

Heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Combine the coconut oil, syrups and honey in a  saucepan and heat gently until combined but not boiling.

Roughly chop the pecans, make sure the pieces remain large otherwise they will get lost amongst the oats and you won’t be able to taste them. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients from the saucepan to this mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the dry ingredients are coated.

Line a tray with baking paper and spread out the granola mixture in a layer about a centimetre or two thick. You want the granola to completely cover the tray with no gaps to make sure it forms clumps. You may want to spread the mixture across two trays.

Bake in the oven for 30/40 minutes. You can turn the mixture over half way through if you wish to give it a more even bake. Once the granola has turned golden, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the tray. This is an important step, the granola forms clusters that stick together when it cools. If you remove it from the tray while its hot it will just crumble into small pieces.

Almond milk porridge

Store in a  airtight jar. (like mine pictured!) It should last a couple of weeks, although I have no experience of this…mine never last more than a week, its too tempting to stick your hand in the jar whenever your peckish!!

Enjoy the crunchy clusters

tbc x

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