Granola is like muesli’s hot older sister. It’s tastier, crunchier, and so much more satisfying. We go to bed dreaming of it at night and it’s always our first choice to wake up to in the morning. And apparently, we’re not the only ones.
Taline Gabrielian, founder of Hippie Lane and creator of all things delicious is also partial to a good granola. “There’s just something about granola: the smell, the crunch, the taste, the comfort,” she says. “My only problem is that I have no self-control when it’s fresh out of the oven. Especially this ginger-spiced one, which is easy to make, utterly delicious and super healthy. I love to sprinkle it on almost anything. My husband often finds me in the pantry, munching on some straight from the jar! Serve with coconut yoghurt for a simple and satisfying breakfast.”
Lucky for us, she’s shared the recipe below. Enjoy it fresh from the oven or à la pantry. Either way, it’s delicious.
5 medjool dates, pitted
125 ml (4 fl oz/½ cup) maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) orange juice
180 g (6 oz/2 cups) gluten-free rolled (porridge) oats
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
⅛ teaspoon Himalayan salt
35 g (1¼ oz/½ cup) shredded coconut
40 g (1½ oz/¼ cup) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
25 g (1 oz/¼ cup) pecans
6 dried pears, left whole or roughly chopped
Images and recipes from Hippie Lane: The Cookbook by Taline Gabrielian (Murdoch Books, RRP $39.99).