GRANOLA & CREAM.

May 27th, 2016

A simple but delicious snack. 

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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).

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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.

STEP 1: 

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.

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I then mixed the oats, almonds and pecans together, and toasted them in the oven for about 5 minutes, on 175*C.

STEP 2:

I melted the sunflower spread (you can use butter if you prefer) and added agave in it (again, you could use honey).

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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.

STEP 3:

I placed the granola into a baking tray and let it cook on 160*C for 20 minutes.

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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).

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STEP 4:

Time to work on the cream! I got a soy substitute from Valsoia, which actually tasted really delicious.

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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.

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 It came out super fluffy.

STEP 5:

Put the cream into cups and add the granola on top.

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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!

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Enjoy!

Marzia.

74 thoughts on “GRANOLA & CREAM.

  1. BubulleTime

    Hi Marzia ! First of all, thank you for this recipe, I’ll be sure to try it later !
    I juste wanted to let you know that I received your book wednesday, and that I just finished it.
    Honestly, I think it’s one of the greatest book I read in looong time ! You writing skills are amazing, everything is going smooth, I really like that ! Dream House never bored me even a single time, and I had to force myself to close the book and stop reading it because I would have finished it in one day. I wanted to enjoy it as much as possible.
    ** SPOILERS AHEAD, BE CAREFUL **
    I loved the story a lot, and I have to say that I was really amazed. When I bought it, I was certain that it was going to be good, because I already love how you write, and I know that you have imagination. But it honestly gave me a blast, I supposed at the middle of the book, when there’s the ” A+A ” thing, that it was Amethyst and Avery, and I loved how you left some clues, here and here, like with Spiritual Relief, when Amethyst read the fact that ghost can have problem with, or when she hide just like Akiko in the wardrobe. It kept confirming my theory. But I was so surprised at the end to learn her death, and then to remember the paper with the accident as a cover. It’s just so great to read a whole book, and that in the end of it, you can just think again about what you read, and be like ” OMG SO THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS “.
    Alfred made me cry so hard, just as Avery. And the end got me so hard, like, I love how your sentences are suddenly so little, and with the poem. It was so beautiful that I cried. For me, the end of a book is the most important thing, and usually, I prefer to read the end first, and if it gives me the chills, I’ll buy it and read it. But this time I decided not to peek, and I feel so happy about it, because after reading it once, your all way of seeing the book is different.
    But at the end, I’m juste left with some questions : Why every other ghost, like the old lady, or the man who enters the house and give her the key, just tell to leave the house ? This is the only thing that I didn’t really get.
    Now, for Amethyst, I was so happy to see that she’s not so much of a cry-baby, because this is usually what you got with horror movies or book ! You can really relate to her, and appreciate her and her way of being.
    For Avery, I didn’t really wanted to trust him at the start, because I was founding way to kind, but as the book keeps going, you just can stop loving him, that goddamn brat.
    The story is so well made, that you can be sure that I’ll be reading it again and again ( as I’m secretly hoping that you’ll write another book, because damn girl you got this ). Now, I’m going to go eat some chocolate, because I’m so sad to have finished it.

    Congratulations ! You can be proud of your hard work !

    Chloé.

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  2. cardinellia

    Hi Marzia,

    Thanks so much for sharing – this looks really delicious, and I’m excited to try making it myself!

    I really admire the fact that you take the time to do things like watch documentaries about the impact an industry has on you (or your own role within an industry), do research, make an informed decision, and then adjust your own behavior. You’ve shown that you care about yourself, your role in the world, and the world itself by doing exactly that – starting with the fashion documentary you recommended (SO good and SO important – I hope other Marzipans go watch it if they haven’t yet!). I hope more people follow your example to think about how we can make the world better by taking time to educate ourselves.

    I want to follow your example and learn more about the impact of sugar and how we end up eating so much of it. Would you mind sharing which documentary you watched?

    Thanks so much – hope you’re having a great day. Hugs from Switzerland!

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      1. Anynmous

        Hey Marzia,
        I thought you might be interested in another documentary that should be similar to the one you mentioned. I’m not sure, but I believe it was called Fed Up. (Sorry if I got it wrong) I thought it was interesting and I would like to see yours. ( Sorry this was commented weeks after this was made I didn’t realize that your blog was in the discription.)
        Love, your blog!

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    1. imagabation

      (I have accidentally clicked enter, sorry :D) Anyway, I am certainly going to try this! Also, I really love the documentaries you watch and you mentioned that you watched something about sugar. I would really like to watch it! Could you tell me what’s the name of that movie?

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  3. cataclysmaftercataclysm

    This looks sooo delicious and it’s so simple and easy to make it seems! I’ve been wanting something different to eat for breakfast because lately all I’ve been eating is cereal or some toast! I’m vegetarian too, so this recipe is absolutely perfect for me! I can’t wait to try it out, thank you Mariza!! 🙂

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  4. cookiesnchem

    WHOA, that looks heavenly! I made a big batch of granola yesterday and absolutely cannot stop nibbling on it. SO good! 🙂 I like mine with maple syrup, coconut oil, and pecans. I love your blog, by the way – so glad I found it, and will definitely be back looking for more recipes!

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