As we all are now well into autumn, gloomy mornings are this week’s inspiration for our recipe. Let me explain. I love autumn- and autumn weather for that matter. But I am not really a morning person. As a child, I remember wonderful breakfasts served at our family table to be the thing that made me excited about leaving the comfort of my bed. As an adult, I really don’t know how my parents managed to create such delicious things in the mornings.
Maybe they planned ahead. Like we are doing this week! So we need something exciting to make us craw out of bed and give us energy to get on with our busy days. And since this summer we didn’t make a granola, as we did last summer and the summer before that, we decided it’s time.
So here you go, this week’s recipe is our autumn granola. For this one we used our favourite raw hazelnuts, pure cocoa powder, and oak honey. This is a honey that is not too sweet and perfectly complements the nuttiness of the hazelnuts and the sweetness of the chocolate. Because yes, we decided to indulge a bit, and used a tiny bit of dark chocolate. You can of course omit it if you want, the recipe works great without it. And as always, we made our granola with olive oil!
Preheat the oven at 150C.
Roughly chop the hazelnuts and the chocolate (if using).
In a large bowl mix together the hazelnuts, chocolate pieces, oats, cocoa and salt.
Lay some greaseproof paper in a baking tray and place your oat mixture.
In a separate bowl whisk together the honey and olive oil.
Drizzle the olive oil/honey on top of the oats mixture and using your hands, mix everything together until well-mixed.
Bake in the oven, stirring every 10 min and for about 30min or until the granola is golden-brown. Let it cool and store in an airtight jar.
Oh, and did we tell you? This is perfect simply served with milk!