Almond and Orange Blossom Granola

This week I’m eating light before my trip to New York next week!! I’m. So. Excited! I can’t wait to see the city and go on a food adventure like no other – I don’t even know where to begin. I just know I’m going to eat A LOT! My special treat in this week of dietary austerity – ok I’ll stop being dramatic – is this beautiful homemade granola.

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It’s hard not to love granola even with all its hype and hipster status, and I can’t stress enough how simple it is to make yourself. I particularly like being able to control the sugar content of the end result, opting for something a little less sweet more often than not. I love to try different flavours too and so for this recipe I’ve gone for a subtle hint of floral orange blossom flavour paired with crisp flaked almonds. I snuck in some grapenuts too for added crunch.

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I cooked this recently for a work breakfast and they absolutely loved it. I love orange blossom, but it can kill a recipe if you use too much so a light touch works here.

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Ingredients

  • 180g Oats
  • 100g Grape nuts
  • 100g flaked Almonds
  • 100ml Honey
  • 2 tsp Orange blossom water
  • 40g Coconut oil
  • 2 Egg whites
  • Chopped dried apricots

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix the oil, honey, orange blossom water, and salt in a pan over a moderate heat until the coconut oil has melted.
  3. Combine the dried ingredients except apricots, then stir in the liquids.
  4. Beat the egg whites then add to the mixture.
  5. Bake for 35 mins at 180 degrees until crisp and golden.
  6. Add the chopped apricots at the very end and heat theoughfor a few minutes so that they dehydrate slightly, but don’t burn.
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