In my daily commute, I eat a lot of shop-bought pots of yoghurt with a fruit compote at the bottom and a textured granola of some sort on top. I tend to do that on days I am avoiding a heavy load of carbs, like bread or toast, in the morning. They are usually ok, but never quite make to the ‘delicious’ standard. So I decided to play with some ingredients to make my own version at home and I am really pleased with the result. It is definitely worth a post and I encourage you to try it. As with most of the recipes I post here it was really easy to make and it put a smile on my face when I ate it. Even though it is nearly ‘carb-free’ (or at least bread-free), it is indulgent enough and a really nice way to start to your day. Or you can have it as a dessert, albeit of the healthier kind. Also, don’t restrict yourself to the nuts, seeds or fruit I used here, there are endless combinations and possibilities.
I think what worked well here was using really good honey, using a mix of crunchy and chewy elements on the granola and coating the whole thing in butter once toasted.
Butter is one of my best friends in the kitchen, it seems to wrap everything up in a kind of comforting warmth. Probably not the best of friends when it comes to losing weight… but I have long resigned to my gluttony and nothing to worry here as I only used two little knobs!
To make the honey syrup (it’s not really a syrup…) I added a little water to the thick and sticky honey so I could get the right consistency.
You’ll probably have left over seed and nut mix like I did, but you can keep it in an airtight container for a few days and reuse. It is delicious on its own too!