The weather is gloomy outside and Im lazy… I choose to believe that Im lazy because its gloomy…. At least I have an excuse then.
I guess I can make something…
Something that smells good in the apartment….
Hazelnut Bran and Chocolate Granola
- 3 cups (300 g) Old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup (25 g) bran
- 1 cup (110 g) hazel nuts
- 1/2 cup whole flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup (66 g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup ( 48 g) coconut oil
- 1/3 cup (110 g) agave
- 1/2 cup (85 g) dried prunes, chopped
- 1/4 cup (45 g) dark bittersweet chocolate (or your own favorite) You can use more chocolate if you want of cause!
Turn the oven on to 300 degrees.
Prepare a baking tray with paper or a nonstick mat.
Place the hazelnuts on the tray, and bake for 6-7 min.
Poor the hazelnuts into a bowl, and with the help of a piece of paper towel, rub off the skins. Its ok if all of it doesnt come off…
Transfer the hazelnuts, without the skins, to a large bowl. Add all the rest of the dry ingredients.
In a small microwave proof bowl, mix the coconut oil, agave and vanilla. Melt in the microwave for about 1 minute. Then stir into the dry ingredients. Make sure everything is well incorporated.
Spread all the granola out on the prepared baking tray, and bake in the middle of the oven 45 min. Stir a couple of times to make sure everything will bake evenly (the sides will toast faster, so make sure they dont burn..).
While its baking, chop chocolate and prunes.
Cool completely on rack. Mix in the prunes and chocolate, and store in an airtight container at room temperature, for about a month.