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Start the day well: homemade granola

01 May 2016

Granola is a great way to start your morning, or an energy-boosting snack any time of the day! The combination of oats, nuts, seeds and syrup is simple and tasty – plus it’s really easy to make at home. When we visited Tamar’s place in Vermont, she showed us how she makes up a fresh batch each week… 

Start the day with tasty, homemade granola
Tamar combines the sugar, syrup and olive oil
Tamar presses the granola mixture onto a baking sheet
Tamar bakes the granola for 45 minutes

Tamar’s tasty granola recipe

Makes six servings

90g brown sugar
177ml maple syrup
118ml olive oil
315g rolled oats
95g pumpkin seeds
105g sunflower seeds
70g flaked almonds
125g pecans (I crumble them a little)
75g coconut chips (also crumbled a little)
1 tsp coarse salt

1. Heat the oven to 150ºC. Mix together the sugar, syrup and olive oil and set aside. 2. In a big bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
4. Add the coarse salt and mix again.
5. Pour the mixture on to a large, rimmed baking sheet and flatten.
6. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven every 15 minutes to turn.

Portrait of Tamar

‘Morning is a time I treasure. I enjoy the process of making breakfast and eating it outdoors – it sets me up for a good day’
Tamar, jewellery designer, US

Made by

Photography: Adrian Briscoe
Styling: Emily Henson
Follow Tamar at nestprettythings.com