Crisp mornings, cooler evening all signal that AUTUMN is here. Time to relax....wind down....reflex.
Welcome back warm slippers, knitted jumpers and cosy blankets ;)
I like Autumn, it balances my life somehow; after active summer I can loosen my busy schedule a little bit and I have a pretty good excuse - it's ''me'' time.
I sink into the armchair wrapped up in my favourite blanket, sipping warm green and lemon tea with my best autumn friends - books.And I want time to stop in that moment.....it's perfect....
AUTUMN changes the ingredients on my plate too. Hello heart - warming, comforting food.
Hello honey, cinnamon and nuts ;)
Nuts about NUTS?
HOME MADE GRANOLA
150g jumbo oats
100g pumpkin seeds
1 egg white
1 tsp cinnamon
100 ml good quality honey(alternatively agave nectar or maple syrup)
1.Preheat oven to 190 C/ 170C fan/Gas 5
2.Mix honey with cinnamon and stir in the oats, seeds and nuts until mixture is evenly coated.Whisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy and pour over granola and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
3. Spread out evenly on a baking tray(lined with baking paper) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring with a wooden spoon occasionally.
4. Cool, break it in clumps and store in a jar at room temperature.
Mind that this granola doesn't contain any oil so it may get a bit ''stiff'' when stored in a jar, just stir with a spoon before serving.