BREAKFAST. The most important meal of the day. Eat breakfast like a King. Never skip breakfast. These are the things that people often tell you. Though I never skip a meal, breakfast is one that I struggle to eat every morning. I usually want something hot and savoury in the morning. I much prefer Sarawak Laksa or a plate of Kolo Mee but alas, living in Australia means a bowl of delicious laksa or Kolo Mee is hard to find.
I am trying to make everything from scratch and eat less processed food, I tend to stay away from store bought cereal or muesli. These usually contains high sugar and numbers. Also, I tend to get things I don't like in the cereal or muesli, like dried fruit. I am not a big fan of dried fruit in my cereal. It's chewy and I don't do chewy. :)
The base of my recipe is adapted from this Thermomix Recipe from the recipe forum. You can completely tailor this toasted granola to your own taste. I prefer mine with less or no fruit and loads of sunflower and pepitas seeds. I know my sister prefers them with less coconut oil and used butter instead.
You can of course make this the normal way using a food processor, a bowl and a spatula. :)
- 150 grams whole almonds
- 75 grams pepitas seeds
- 60 grams sunflower seeds
- 40 grams walnut
- 100 grams pistachios
- 50 grams dried fruit - your choice-sultanas/dates/prunes/apricots/apple/pear
- 50 grams dessicated coconut
- 200 grams rolled oats
- 100 grams coconut oil
- 180 grams honey
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line some large trays with baking paper
- Grind almonds on speed 9 for 10 seconds - leave in bowl
- Add remaining dry ingredients and mix reverse speed 3 for 15-20 seconds until combined
- Add honey and coconut oil. Mix reverse speed 3 or 4 for 20-30 seconds till combined well - use spatula through lid opening to assist if needed
- Spread out on baking trays as a thin layer and bake 5-10 mins, take out, stir so it bakes evenly
- Spread out thinly again and bake for another 5-10 mins till golden in colour.
- Will crisp on cooling. Store in airtight container.
- Usually takes 3-4 batches in the oven (depending on tray sizes)