Orange, cinnamon, ginger are all smells I associate with Christmas (possibly due to the endless potpourri Mum used to buy at Christmas?!) so I decided to incorporate them in this granola and it turned out really, really good.
I haven’t included oats or dried fruits in this recipe as I’ve noticed more people want a granola without these, however, if you want to add dried fruits I think dried cranberries would work incredibly well in this.
Granola is great with yoghurt and fruit for breakfast or try some sprinkled on a banana spread with nut butter (a favourite snack of mine!). This granola also makes a great gift for someone and who doesn’t love receiving a homemade food gift?
-2 cups mixed nuts (I used almonds, cashews, pecans & hazelnuts)
-1/4 cup buckwheat
-1/4 cup sunflower seeds
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. ground ginger
-scant 1/4 tsp. allspice
-2 Tbsp. coconut oil
-2 Tbsp. raw, organic honey
-finely grated zest of 1 orange
How To Make
Pre-heat oven to 150C/300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium pan gently warm (don’t simmer or boil) the coconut oil and honey together. Once warm, remove from heat and add the orange zest. Allow to sit and infuse for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl combine the nuts, buckwheat, seeds and spices giving it a stir, add the coconut oil, honey and orange mixture once infused. Mix well so everything is coated.
Pour the granola onto the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes give the granola a stir and bake for a further 5-10 minutes until browned, keep a close eye on it as it can burn quickly.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.