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Recipe: Honey Granola

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For the last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with making my own granola. I was actually surprised by how easy and quick you could make a batch of granola. Not only the taste is far better than the ones they have in the supermarket but it’s also much cheaper if you make it yourself. So far my favourite one is honey granola made out of oats, almonds, pecan nuts, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. Here’s what you’ll need for a small batch (around 3-4 servings):

  • 2 table spoons of coconut oil
  • around 200 grams of oats/rolled oats
  • a handful of almonds
  • a handful of pecan nuts
  • a handful of pumpkin seeds
  • two handful of coconut flakes
  • two/three table spoons of honey

ingredientsclose-up-ingredientsPreheat the oven to 175 degrees C/ 350 degrees F. Put around 200 grams of oats in a bowl and melt two tablespoons of coconut oil in a sauce pan. When the coconut oil turns fluid pour it over the oats while stirring it.

Chop up the almonds and pecan nuts and add them to the bowl. Add a handful of pumpkin seeds and two handful of coconut flakes. Pour two to three table spoons of fluid honey on top and mix everything well. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and put in the oven for at least 20-25 minutes. Stir the mixture lightly every 10 minutes. As every oven tends to be a little bit different, your granola will be ready when it turns golden.
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Let it cool completely before you store it into a jar. Off course you can make a bowl straight away so that the granola will still be warm (+ very delicious!). I like to stir a drop of honey into my yoghurt first and then add the granola plus some fruit.

I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do, so please let me know when you tried it! A big plus of making this recipe is the incredible smell that will fill up your house.   bowl-1

Monday Morning Tunes

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I’ve been in love with the xx for quite a while and was very excited when they recently announced a new album. The new album ‘I See You’ will be released on January 13th and after listening to this first single I hope January will be here soon. ‘On Hold’ is, like all their other songs a perfect song to work to or to listen to if you go for a run.

Have a nice Monday!

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October In Photos

This was October on my Instagram:
latte-and-croissantA quiet and grey morning enjoying a latte and croissant in my favourite chair.listening-to-recordsWe bought this Marshall box and the sound is so good! We’ve been listening a lot to this new album by Regina Spektor, go listen if you haven’t already.stach-chocolateWe’ve tasted these new chocolate bars by Stach (the left one is definitely my new favourite.overgrown-facadeurban-garden-in-amsterdamI always love to go for long walks in Amsterdam and seeing all those pretty green corners which make me so happy. Happiness truly lies in the simple and small things.pumpkins-and-heathersunny-afternoonWe bought some pumpkins and heather for the rooftop terrace and spent a lot of our time drinking tea and reading. I’ve finally read the last book of the Wildwood series and I’m a little sad because now it’s really over.parked-bikesOctober was a good month with all the nice and sunny Autumn days that we got, the pretty colours that showed up everywhere and the warmth of lots of tea, blankets and candles.