Breakfast, Food

Maple Walnut Granola

walnut granola

In Germany, you say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But to tell the truth, I am not really a “breakfast girl”. Well, it’s because i am more the “just-5-minutes-more-in-bed” girl and i cannot eat when i am just got up. Thus my first breakfast constists of one coffee during the week. I know that is not the healthiest way. But i think, like everything in life, it is a matter of balancing. So whenever it is going to be a very hectic morning without time for caring of myself i try to compensate, wether it be with a little walk outside after work, a salad for lunch or a healthy late breakfast.

walnut granola

And trust me, this maple walnut granola is really good for, because it is packed full of so-called superfoods :-D. Just add some low fat milk (i usually use plant milk) or yogurt and some fresh or/and dried fruits (i love to eat it with freeze-dried strawberries wich you can see on the photos) and you will have a protein-rich and high fiber breakfast with good fats and no refined sugar. By the way you can also add some dark chocolate chunk, i have read dark chocolate (at least 75 % cacao) also belongs to superfoods. It would still be healthy then 😉

walnut granola

Maple Walnut Granola
 
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • ⅔ cup broken flaxseeds
  • 4 tbs. maple syrup
  • 3 tbs. virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 ts ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C (fan forced).
  2. In an large bowl, mix oats, walnuts, flaxseeds and grated coconut together.
  3. Melt the coconut oil over low heat. Add maple syrup and ground cinnamon and stir to combine.
  4. Combine wet and dry mixtures well.
  5. Spread the granola out evenly on the baking tray and bake about 30-35 minutes, stir every 10 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and let cool down.
  7. When cooled add chia seeds and mix.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

walnut granola

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4 Comments

  1. That looks delicious! Good enough to get me out of bed =) p.s. glad to see more posts on the blog, your photos are as always, beautiful.

    • Viet-Huong | My blue teacup says

      Thank you so much, Judith! That is exactly what I think about your fluffy pancakes 😀
      I am really happy you like my blog <3

  2. All the good things in life in this beautiful granola! You have such a pretty blog too 🙂

    • Viet-Huong | My blue teacup says

      Oh, such nice words for granola <3 Thank you!
      I am happy you like my blog!!!

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