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. 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.

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!