August 17, 2013

Homemade granola and inspired by Mallorca



I came home completely refreshed from Mallorca a week ago.
All the shades of blue, green and turquoise and the crystal clear water left me inspired and calm.
I would not describe myself as calm, ever. Never on the inside and rarely on the outside.
But blue seems to have that effect on me. I think I need more blue in my life.
Luckily (you don't hear me saying that often) the wifi-service was expensive at our hotel so we only used it for two hours.
A week on Mallorca, or eight days to be exact and only two hours of internet use. It was wonderful to say the least.

I usually eat very little or no breakfast at all, but on this trip, I can tell you I ate as much as I possibly could.
Croissants, pain au chocolat, pancakes with nutella, you name it. As long as it was sweet I ate it. That is so not like me at all. I don't know what it is about vacations, or hotel breakfasts, but I like this version of me. Totally relaxed.
Only thing I didn't like was the constant.. hmmm.. perspiration.
35°C and no breeze at all. Not exactly what I'm used to. When we got back home it was 15°C. Don't get me wrong, I loved Mallorca.

I definitely want to go there again, maybe in April/May or October when the temperatures are a bit lower. I would love to explore without almost fainting from the heat (yes, I know I'm super sensitive).
And it also made me want to make better breakfasts. So here goes. Cinnamon granola!











Granola

1 1/4 cup / 300 ml rolled oats
1 1/4 cup / 300 ml spelt oats
1/2 cup / 125 ml oat groats
1/2 cup / 125 ml hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup / 125 ml almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup / 125 ml walnuts, coarsely chopped
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup maple syrup

Optional
Roasted coconut chips
100 ml raisins or optional dried fruit (I didn't have any at home)

Heat oven to 175° (350 F). Mix all ingredients except coconut chips and raisins in a large bowl.
Spread on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add coconut chips and bake for another 5 minutes. Add raisins if desired when mixture is completely cool. Store in an airtight jar. Serve with your favorite topping such as berries and milk or yoghurt.
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54 comments:

  1. Good breakfast and nice pictures compliments

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  2. In that case, we should get you down to India in summer!! ;).. it will be fun!!!

    For someone who loves her breakfast...I can never get enough of granola..

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    1. Hahaha, I know I know.. I bet the temperatures there are crazy during summer. I would probably die! ;-)

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  3. Mallorca is great and your photos rocks! I really love all your shots :)

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  4. Love these gorgeous blue hues paired with this granola. Makes me want a big bowl for breakfast, lunch or dinner :D

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    1. Me too! Wish I had some left ;-)
      Thank you!

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  5. Åk dit i slutet på maj eller precis första veckan i juni, då är det helt fantastiskt. Varmt men mer som svensk sommarvärme då man kanske vill ha en tunn jacka om kvällarna och man behöver inte ligga i havet i 8 timmar för att orka med värmen under dagen. Litet tips från en Mallorcaälskare ;) Har alla år åkt dit i maj/juni men i år blev det lite som det blev och håller med dig helt, värmen var helt bedövande! Kram Mary

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    1. Ska definitivt åka dit igen! Jag ville gärna åka runt och kolla lite mer men det var bara föör varmt. Nästa år får det bli i maj/oktober tror jag! Kram kram

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  6. This looks fabulous and Mallorca looks awesome! What a fun trip!

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  7. Hemlagad müsli och blåbär är absolut bästa frukosten!
    Så ljuvliga bilder med allt det underbara blå! :)
    Kram

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    1. Tack Malin! Håller med dig, helt klart godaste frukosten!
      Kram!

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  8. You are really great ... every aspect of your post rest enchanted and always will be with great enthusiasm and I must say that always exceed my expectations! I'd love to buy your books, where can I look for? I live in Italy, purchase necks English version! Greetings and look forward to! Thanks Linda!!

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    1. Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you :-)
      The books aren't published in English yet.. will let you know when!
      xo Linda

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  9. Gosh, this post is just so, so beautiful. I love all the blue and whites throughout...

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  10. Looks delicious!! Definitely giving this a go. And need I say...gorgeous pics!!

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    1. Thank you so much Janelle! Let me know when you try it :-)

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  11. Sounds and looks great! Love your pics! Greetings from Zurich!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a lovely vacation.

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  12. ulalal I love your blog and I am from Mallorca
    and glad you enjoy the isla and please come
    back soon
    kiss

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    1. I will! Definitely!
      xo Linda

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    2. let me know and I will recomend tips and places

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  13. Stunning pictures! I've always wanted to visit Mallorca and its countryside.
    Homemade granola is one of the best things to enjoy at the breakfast table. One more way to enjoy the abundance of berries!

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    1. Thank you sweet Sini! Can't wait to go back when the temperatures are a bit lower.

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  14. Wonderfull blue inspirations. I love them, and cinnamon granola too:)

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  15. Amazing photos! This blue colour...my favourite)))

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  16. Blue suits you & granola is a favorite! Funny how vacations can liberate us :)

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  17. Love the blue/white photos & juxtapositions.

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    1. Thank you Tammela! Glad you noticed :-)

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  19. See what you mean about the fabulous Mallorca blues! And that granola with blueberries looks just delicious!

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    1. Thank you! Looking at the photos makes me want to go back!

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  20. Åh vilken underbar granola! Jag har verkligen önskat mig precis ett sånt här recept! Tack! Men var kan jag få tag i de där speciella havre"grynen" det är något jag undrat länge. Var köper du alla ingredienser?
    Kram från Malin

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    1. Härligt, hoppas du gillar det!
      Jag köper vanliga havregryn, men även lite andra varianter. Finns på Ica Maxi i Halmstad åtminstone :-) Här står de bland gryn och frön och mandelmjöl, bland Risenta-produkterna! Kram, Linda

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  21. Tack så mycket Linda! Jag åker till affären redan i eftermiddag. Sen blir det granolafabrik hemma hos oss :)
    Kram från Malin

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  22. Fantastic photos (as usual): blue, Mallorca, cinnamon....
    I recommend you the island in June, temperature is perfect and beaches are real paradise!
    kisses

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  23. sounds great!!! looks fantastic!!!!!
    all the best ;-)
    amy

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  24. Looks amazing and sounds great! I am sure you had a wonderful holiday, you needed it Linda
    Best wishes xx

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  25. Herlige bilder fra en herlig øy! Hvor er de tatt? Deilige å lage sin egen frokostblanding :-) klem Hilde

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  26. Do you have "granola" in Sweden?? Or muesli?
    Petra

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