My mind went kind of blank when I started thinking about an entry for this month’s breakfast themed Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free! My breakfast consists of a very boring type of porridge. It consists of a mixture of 7 different precooked grain flakes. You just add hot milk and voila: breakfast! My breakfast used to be slices of bread with some cheese or peanut butter but during my last pregnancy I started with the porridge and sort of never stopped. So my creativity on breakfast is not very big. At first the only thing that came to mind was making kruidkoek, a Dutch treat that you can eat for breakfast too but I didn’t feel like experimenting with gluten-free flour this time. I needed something a little more fool-proof, and that something was granola. I don’t eat it that much for breakfast but now that summer is around the corner it’s a nice change from my boring old porridge 😉
I found a recipe that was very very easy and simple in Trish Deseine’s book I want CHOCOLATE! but it looked like it was a bit too easy so I consulted the big world of food blogs. I remembered Warda of 64 sq ft kitchen posting about it a while back. Turned out she used a recipe she found on The Traveler’s Lunchbox. I sort of followed that one. Instead of using water I used orange blossom water hoping that the taste would come through, unfortunately you couldn’t really taste it. Maybe you would notice if you left it out though. The recipe stated that it would take 1-1 1/4 hours to bake in total. It did mine the maximum amount of time but that was too much. Especially the hazelnuts started to taste a little too dark. The granola was still delicious but would have been even better without the ‘dark’ taste, maybe you would even have tasted the orange blossom water…
I’m sending this recipe over to Noami of Straight into Bed, Cakefree and Dried.
I halved the original recipe and used these amounts of ‘filling’:
50 g hazelnuts
50 g almonds
20 g sesame seeds
30 g dessicated coconut
50 g candied orange peel
Also I used orange blossom water instead of regular water.
For procedures check out the recipe here.