May 27th, 2016
A simple but delicious snack.
Now, I might be super late on this, but I’ve never actually made my own granola before. I ate it plenty of times, but I never realised how easy it is to make, and how delicious it tastes when you make it out of stuff you select.
I have been posting way too many recipes lately, I know, but I’m having too much fun trying to prepare food on my own! I hope you don’t mind.
So if you, like me, haven’t tried to make your own granola with cream, here is my recipe (that you can change and adjust depending on what you prefer).
That’s the list of ingredients I used, but of course you can add anything you like (cashew nuts, raisins…) or remove things you don’t want in there.
I wanted to make this vegan since I know lots of you marzipans are, and also without adding sugar since I’ve recently seen a documentary about it, and realised how much sugar we consume in our diet without even realising it. So from there came the need to try out something that isn’t full of sugar, especially when it really isn’t necessary.
I broke the pecan nuts with the back of a spoon, just to make it easier to eat later on. I left the almonds intact simply because I feel like their flavour is a lot better when they aren’t broken down, but it’s up to you.
I then mixed the oats, almonds and pecans together, and toasted them in the oven for about 5 minutes, on 175*C.
I melted the sunflower spread (you can use butter if you prefer) and added agave in it (again, you could use honey).
I then removed the oats and nuts from the oven and mixed them together with the liquids, creating a nice paste, to which I’ve added the cinnamon for extra flavour.
I placed the granola into a baking tray and let it cook on 160*C for 20 minutes.
It started smelling so delicious in my house while letting them warm up. Mmmmh.
But then I got them out, and placed some in a cup (and ate the rest, I couldn’t resist).
Time to work on the cream! I got a soy substitute from Valsoia, which actually tasted really delicious.
It came in a little container and had to whip it myself. I used an electric mixer for about 4-5 minutes on a medium to fast speed.
It came out super fluffy.
Put the cream into cups and add the granola on top.
You can enjoy this tasty and healthy treat as a snack, or even for breakfast.
I absolutely love it this way, because the crunchiness goes so well with the fluffy cream, but you can also go for yogurt, since that seems to be the most common way to eat granola.
I think some fruit with it would be amazing, but I’m running out of food so I didn’t have any. Either way, it turned out really well!