Another day in the emptying the pantry before we are moving house and going on holidays, today inspired by breakfast at Black Salt; Granola with Berry compote. I still have some nuts and seeds sitting in my pantry and today I got to use a few more of them AND the frozen berries I had. Double yay!
This is what I used, you can use other things or whatever you have in the pantry;
Rolled Oats, Hazelnuts, Slivered Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Pepitas, Sunflower Seeds, Linseeds, Dried Cranberries, Strawberries and Raspberries. Greek Yoghurt to serve.
If you like sweet stuff, you can add honey or brown sugar to this. I’m not a big fan of added sugar, so I passed on that. Put the oats and nuts and seeds in a big oven tray and put it in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes. Stir every now and then. If you want to, you can add honey or sugar before you put it in the oven. Toasting the mix really brings out the flavours in the nuts and seeds (you can mix in coconut oil and/or shredded coconut as well. Tastes delicious!).
While that’s in the oven. put your berries in a pan and heat at moderate heat for about 10-15 minutes (really depends on if you’re using fresh or frozen berries) until they are nicely stewed (this berry mix can also be poured straight on vanilla ice cream, while still warm, of a super easy, yet very impressive dessert).
Take the granola mix out of the oven, stir around a little if you added honey or sugar and let it cool down. Add dried cranberries to the mix and put in an airtight container (once it’s completely cold). Or if you can’t wait, serve it up; granola, greek yoghurt and berry compote on top. Delicious!
Let the compote cool down completely before you put it in an airtight, completely clean container/glass and store it in the fridge. Should last you for a few days. A pretty easy and very tasty breakfast, that will look very impressive on the table when you are having guests over for brunch and it’s also good for you (unless of course you add heaps of sugar). You can even serve it up as an easy dessert midweek! Enjoy!