Friday, 10 March 2017

Granola with Molasses & Spices

Oh the joy of coming home from work early and make a fresh batch of granola. This granola is sweetened with black strap molasses which gives it a very deep flavour. And unlike regular syrups and refined sugar, black strap molasses actually contains some vitamins and minerals. The granola is also flavoured with some of my favourite spices, namely cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. So delicious!

I served my granola with a raspberry chia pudding, pear and a sprinkle of cinnamon. And a cup of tea, of course :) Always tea. Under the "Recipes" page I have several other granola recipes, like nettle granola, chocolate & banana granola and crunchy buckwheat granola. Because there is absolutely no such thing as too much granola, right?

Last weekend me and my love took the train to Stockholm to go to a spa which was so so divine. Almost so much that it's been a bit hard readjusting to my "normal" life this week. What we did was basically switching between different baths/hot springs and saunas and eating. We also had access to unlimited fresh fruits and Japanese teas which made me childishly happy. And we attended a meditation with Tibetan singing bowls which I've never tried before. The meditation was great but so relaxing that I fell asleep, haha! All in all, the weekend was the most perfect and happiest way to celebrate our one year anniversary. After a long winter (and it's still going strong) we're a bit tired and just longing for spring to arrive already, so a spa break was like a perfect breath of fresh air right now. What has made you happy lately?


Granola with Molasses & Spices

2 1/2 cup (6 dl) rolled oats
1/2 cup (1 dl) sunflower seeds
1/2 cup (1 dl) pumpkin seeds
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cardamom
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp black strap molasses/black treacle
Raisins and coconut chips, optional

1. Warm oven to 150 degrees C/300 degrees F.
2. Mix the oats, seeds and spices in a big bowl.
3. Gently melt the coconut oil with the molasses in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add to the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly until fully combined (I think it's easiest to use my hands).
4. Spread out on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. Make sure that the granola doesn't get burned towards the end.
5. Let cool and add a few handfuls of raisins and coconut chips. Enjoy!