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Christmas Granola


I like granola for breakfast with some yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Buying prepacked granola can be a nasty experience, or better said: eating it.
So I went on a hunt on the internet to find a recipe. The problem was that out of a number of recipes, I didn’t really like any of them. I ended up mixing bits and pieces from various recipes and came up with one I really like. My friends like it too and when they know I’m making it, they want part of the batch.

I adjusted the recipe a bit to make one for the Christmas period by adding dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, pecans, almonds and a bit of cinnamon instead of other ingredients as mixed nuts, raisins, dried bananas and dried apricots.

Try it and let me know if you like it or not.



Christmas Granola


  • 500 g rolled oats
  • 140 g desiccated coconut
  • 60 g sesame seeds
  • 60 g pumpkin seeds
  • 100 g pecans
  • 100 g almonds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 180 ml olive oil
  • 140 ml runny honey
  • 200 g dried cranberriesIMG_4828


  • Preheat the oven to 150°C
  • In a large bowl mix the oats, coconut, sesame seeds, pecans, almonds and cinnamon.
  • Carefully warm the olive oil and honey in the microwave till the honey has melted.
  • Pour oil and honey in the bowl with the other ingredients and stir well until everything is coated with it.
  • Transfer to a baking tin.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Give the mixture a stir every 15 minutes. Repeat until everything is golden brown.
  • Transfer back into the bowl, add the dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds and leave to cool.
  • Once cooled, transfer into jars.IMG_4829IMG_4844

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