On our last holiday, I ate the most delicious granola for breakfast at the Babington House in Somerset, England. Good thing they sold a really cool book there called Eat, Drink, Nap, with the recipe of exactly this granola in there. First thing back home, I had to try it myself, and I may tell you, it didn’t come out bad at all. I might even go into large-scale production. Here’s how to do it:
INGREDIENTS (makes about 1,5 kilos)
Juice and zest of an orange
A vanilla pod
125g Pecan nuts, chopped
125g Whole almonds, chopped
125g Jumbo oats
125g Porridge oats
125g Dried apricots, chopped
125g Dried cranberries (I took a super fruit collection instead with dried cranberries, cherries and aronia berries)
125g Pumpkin seeds
60g Sesame seeds
60g Sunflower seeds
125g Coconut chips
Preheat your oven to 150°C. Melt the butter and honey together over a low heat, then add the orange juice and zest. Cut the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape the seeds into the mixture, then drop in the pod.
Add the pecans, almonds and both kinds of oats, and mix together.
Lay the mixture out on a large thin baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Break up the mixture from the oven when it has cooled, and then combine with the fruit, seeds and coconut chips.