I got carried away with meal prep on Sunday and kept making, cooking, chopping and baking. The last thing to come out of the kitchen was this.
It’s my accidentally vegan granola with all the tastiness of sticky toffee pudding
I didn’t realise until afterwards that this ‘tastes naughty but isn’t’ granola is also vegan friendly. Hello to any vegan followers! The sticky toffee flavour comes from dates, malt extract and pecans studded through the mix. If you don’t like horlicks don’t worry this granola doesn’t taste malty it just adds to the sticky toffee nature of it.
Adapted From this cinnamon nut granola, I found on Pinterest and I’ll be using this date method over and over again. But I don’t think it will lend itself better to anything apart from today’s flavour pairings. If you want a more traditional or adaptable granola you could try this one.
Everyone’s ovens are different, so if yours doesn’t look golden give it another 5 minutes. Once cool, stash it all away in the jar before you tempted to pick your way through the stickiest bits and find there’s not much left! David’s away at the moment and I’m not sure I can promise there will be any left when he gets home.
Initially I’d serve this simply with Greek yoghurt and banana, but I’ve got a post coming up with a few other ideas. Stay tuned for The Brex Files.
I was recently gifted a copy of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules one of which is ‘Don’t throw away the spinach water’, well here I urge you not to waste the date water. Use it in your next smoothie, to cook your porridge. Taste a teaspoon and get creative, maybe to cook cous cous in a tagine!
Do you do any prep at the weekend to save time during the week?
What would be in your perfect granola?