Easy granola with pecan nuts

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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.

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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


  1. Mix the oats, coconut, flax and sunflower seeds and pecan nuts in a large bowl.
  2. Add the honey, butter, cinnamon, salt and vanilla essence. Mix well to ensure that the oats is covered completely.
  3. Place on a baking tray, spreading out the oats.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Let it cool and serve with yogurt or milk.

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