I’ve never been one to skip breakfast. Most mornings I wake up feeling pretty hungry and I look forward to enjoying a delicious, wholesome breakfast. Generally on rotation in my house it’s granola or muesli; (whatever you want to call it); smoothies, porridge, sometimes weetbix with oats and in the weekends I’ll often have eggs if I’m having a later breakfast. Granola/muesli is my current favourite and since I had run out at home, I thought I’d give a new recipe a go.
What I came up with was this super delicious plum, cashew and coconut granola. It’s very lightly toasted, has lots of cashews and almonds, plus coconut threads amongst a few juicy sultanas and some flavour rich freeze dried plum slices. It was too good not to share.
PS: The freeze dried plum slices aren’t cheap, but a bag lasts quite a long time and a little goes a long way flavour wise. It’s worth it!
Here’s the recipe:
Plum, Cashew and Coconut Granola (Muesli)
3 1/2 cups whole oats
3/4 cup coconut threads
1 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons cashew nut butter (I used Pics, but if you want you can use peanut butter)
3 heaped teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil or a neutral flavoured oil
3/4 cup sultanas
1-3 to 1/2 cup freeze dried plum slices
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celcius. On a large oven tray with sides, add the oats, coconut, cashews, almonds and sunflower seeds and mix together. In a mug or small bowl, place the cashew nut butter, honey and oil. Microwave for approximately 30 seconds and mix together well. This should be slightly runny but it won’t be pourable.
Spoon the honey/cashew butter mix over the granola ingredients and with clean hands rub it around to lightly coat the ingredients.
Place in the oven for 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes so you don’t over brown the mixture. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray. Once cool, stir through the sultanas and the freeze dried plum slices.
Store in an air tight container.