My current lockdown hobby, (which I am pretty sure like most of you) is finding simple and delicious recipes and giving them a try! I came across a video on YouTube of this woman who made granola that epitomised the aroma of Autumn, I was so intrigued by this idea. Autumn is my favourite season, but it’s not as widely celebrated in South Africa, like it is in America. While I was there, I loved immersing myself into the spirit of Fall. I had all the pumpkin spiced lattes a basic white girl could have. We had the fall scented candles that smell good enough to eat, pumpkin, pecan and apple pies and all the necessary decorations. Making this recipe made me very nostalgic. Plus, the smell of the apples and yummy spices filled my entire home.
I adapted the recipe to what I had available in my pantry and thought I would share it with you. It’s super easy and fool proof.
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecan nuts
- 2 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, sugar, spices, chia seeds and nuts together until combined.
- Dice the first apple and add to the mix.
- Peel and dice the second apple. Place in a blender with a sprinkle of cinnamon and fresh lemon. Blend until smooth, then add to the mix and combine.
- Add the honey, syrup and coconut oil and combine.
- Place the mix onto a baking tray.
- Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, checking and mixing in ten minute intervals.
- Place the granola in an airtight container.
Let me know if you tried this recipe in the comments below.