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Wedding Granola

12/23/2018 04:07:00 AM

Wedding granola! This granola is a decadent crunch-fest of oats, coconut flakes and whole nuts, with a touch of salt and spice, all bound together with a mixture of peanut butter and honey or maple syrup. All killer, no filler.

Wedding Granola

Our wedding in November was a really small affair. It was literally just a weekday registry wedding followed by champagne and cake in our hotel room, with a celebration dinner in a private room at our favourite restaurant for fourteen people later that night. Even though the celebration was small, I definitely wanted it to be special. We had friends and family travelling from far and wide (Japan, Europe, Malaysia, North Balwyn...) and I thought it would be a cute idea to give our guests wedding favours to say thank-you.

Wedding Favours

In the weeks leading up to the wedding, I spent some time scrolling through Pinterest and found loads of really intense wedding favour ideas, but just wanted something simple and sweet. And I thought a vaguely brunch-themed wedding favour would be a nice way to encourage our wedding guests to continue the celebrations the next day. (I got this idea from my recently-married friend Sophia, who herself got the idea from the goodie bag from Vue de Monde).

So, in our wedding favours were a Champagne piccolo, a little bottle of honey, and a packet of handmade granola!

Wedding Favours

I just winged the granola, combining all my favourite elements of other granolas that I've made - the peanut butter-and-honey glue of my peanut butter granola, the coconut flakes and whole cashews of my Inca berry granola, and the whole almonds of the magnificent Andy's Fairfield Granola from Nigella's Feast. I love generous amounts of whole nuts in granola. They're super crunchy and addictive, and it feels so luxurious - perfect for a wedding celebration! I used a mixture of cashews, almonds and hazelnuts. I also decided to skip dried fruit as I had no idea how long people would wait before digging into the granola, and I've found that the dried fruit in granola can become unpleasantly dry and hard if you leave it a long time.

Granola

And that was it! I LOVED the granola! Crunchy, sweet, totally compulsive. Obviously it goes well with yogurt and fruit for breakfast, but it was also fabulous as a snack, grabbed straight from the tray or jar. Once I'd divided it between the packets, there was only a small amount left, and I've already made myself another batch. It's so good!

Wedding Granola

Yogurt, Granola, Fruit

Although I call this my wedding granola, you certainly don't need to wait for a special occasion to make it. Enjoy!

Wedding Granola
A recipe by Sarah Cooks

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup mixed whole nuts (my faves: almonds, hazelnuts, cashews)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (or a mixture)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
Preheat the oven to 160C.
Place the rolled oats, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, flaky sea salt, coconut flakes and nuts in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Place the peanut butter and honey or maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high in 30 second bursts or until softened and easy to stir. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Line a large baking tray with baking paper, and pour the mixture into the tray. Spread out evenly with a wooden spoon.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

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2 comments

  1. Love the wedding favours. Such a lovely, personal gift ..

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    1. Thanks so much! I thought it would be nicer than buying something :)

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