A while back we made a short trip to Vanwyksdorp, a small town not far from where we live. I actually had no idea of the town’s existence until I read an article about it in a magazine. It was so refreshing to see a community function with only the basics, and with nature being the focus of everything. We had a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop and bought a bag of pecan nuts from one of the local farmers.
I decided to follow their example and use it in something healthy: this easy granola with pecan nuts. Every morning that we have it for breakfast I am reminded of the simple pleasures in life.
400 g oats
150 g coconut
50 g flax seeds
50 g sunflower seeds
80 g pecan nuts, chopped
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Mix the oats, coconut, flax and sunflower seeds and pecan nuts in a large bowl.
- Add the honey, butter, cinnamon, salt and vanilla essence. Mix well to ensure that the oats is covered completely.
- Place on a baking tray, spreading out the oats.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Let it cool and serve with yogurt or milk.