Therese Elgquist

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Sweet date granola

Sweet date granola

Crunchy granola sweetened with fresh dates. Filled with nutrition, taste and warming spices. This is a super simple and smart recipe - just use the grains/nuts/dried fruits you have at home. Add nuts if you love nuts, don't if you allergic. Use raisins if that's your favorite, use mango if you want a tropical touch. Well, you know what I mean - mix and match to get you absolute favorite granola! 

 

Sweet date granola

1 big batch, about 1 liter

 

4 dl rolled oats

4 dl seeds/nuts/grains

2 tbsp cinnamon

2 tbsp cardamom 

1 tsp pure vanilla powder

1 good pinch Himalayan salt

1 dl water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 fresh dates, pitted

1 dl toasted coconut flakes

1 dl dried fruits (raisins/blueberries/gojiberries)

 

How to

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Mix rolled oats, seeds/nuts/grains (I used a mix of chopped almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, buckwheat groats, tiger nuts), cinnamon, cardamom, pure vanilla powder and a good pinch of Himalayan salt in a mixing bowl.

Bring water and dates to a boil. Let simmer for 1 minute. Mix until completely smooth using a hand blender. Add to the mixing bowl and mix everything together using a wooden spoon until every bit gets covered. Spread out on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until crispy and golden, stirring every now and then, for about 30 minutes.

Let cool. Add 1 dl toasted coconut flakes + your choice of dried berries/fruits (I used goji berries + figs). ENJOY on your breakfast porridge, smoothie bowl, chia pudding or just as a snack!

Store in an airtight glass jar, preferably on your kitchen counter as it looks so pretty. 

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