In case you haven’t noticed, I LOVE breakfast. What I love most is to have yoghurt with berries and granola in my breakfast 🙂 So now I bring you my recipe for granola with honey and nuts. The honey makes the granola bunch up and I LOVE that.
Granola with nuts and honey bunches
The most important thing to get those honey bunches in this granola with nuts is to press down the granola before baking and also during the baking process when you mix it. You also want to let it cool like that. Once cool, you’ll see it’s hardened into a block, but you can then easily break it apart with your hands. You’ll get those lovely bits of crumpled-up oats and nuts. Always keep granola in an airtight container at room temperature so it stays nice and crispy. It may stick a bit because of the honey but it quickly comes apart with a fork before serving.
Let’s talk oats
When you make something like granola, oatmeal cookies, streusel or bread, you want to go for rolled oats. These have the best texture when you bite into them. Instant or quick-cooked oats are way too thin and powdery and the result will definitely not be as nice. If you want this granola with nuts to be gluten-free you want to use oats that are certified gluten-free. This is because even though oats don’t have gluten naturally, they’re often grown next to wheat. This makes it so that traces of gluten tend to appear in oats. Therefore, you want to buy oats that are certified gluten-free :).
Let’s talk nuts
I used 50g of each type of nut but you can use any you want that sums up to 150g. Whatever nuts you have laying around in your pantry works perfectly. You can also add any spices you love to this granola with nuts: cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, allspice, go for it. If you prefer you can also use maple syrup instead of honey and the result is just as good. I love this granola on natural yoghurt, with milk or even just on its own for snacking.
- 50 g almonds
- 50 g walnuts
- 50 g hazelnuts (or 150g of any mix of nuts you like)
- 150 g rolled oats by no means use the pre-cooked or “cooked in 3min” types
- 70 g honey
- 40 g unsalted butter melted
- 1/8 tsp salt
- other options include: dried fruits (hydrate first for 10min in boiling water) and spices
- I sliced the walnuts and almonds, and cut in half the hazelnuts. The idea is that they have a nice size so that you can get a piece of everything in a spoonful. Be careful with your fingers when cutting them!
- Mix everything in a bowl and put on an oven tray or mould lined with baking paper. Push down the granola so that it sticks together and the honey bunches form.
- Take to a preheated oven at 180C for 10 minutes at a time, mixing around in between and pressing down again before it goes back in.
- Take out once nice and golden and let cool without bringing it apart until completely at room temperature.