Cof­fee gra­nola bowl with vanilla dates

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Brekkie Bowls -

Sat­isfy your caf­feine crav­ing by in­fus­ing oats and nuts with cof­fee! This will ab­so­lutely change the way you think about gra­nola for­ever.

I know fam­ily comes first, but shouldn’t that mean af­ter break­fast? JEFF LINDSAY, US AU­THOR

Prepa­ra­tion time 15 mins plus

15 mins stand­ing

Cook­ing time 45 mins Serves 4

2 cups whole­grain rolled oats

½ cup sliv­ered al­monds

½ cup roughly chopped macadamias ¼ cup pepi­tas

100ml strong, freshly made black

cof­fee

60ml ex­tra vir­gin olive oil

light flavour

80ml maple syrup Greek-style yo­ghurt, to serve Blue­ber­ries, to gar­nish

Ca­cao nibs, to gar­nish

Milk, to serve

Vanilla dates

8 med­jool dates, halved, pit­ted

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 vanilla bean, split

STEP 1 Pre­heat oven to 120°C fan­forced (140°C con­ven­tional). Line a large oven tray with bak­ing pa­per. STEP 2 To make gra­nola, put oats, al­monds, macadamias and pepi­tas in a large bowl. Pour over hot cof­fee and stir. Set aside for 15 min­utes or un­til liq­uid is ab­sorbed.

STEP 3 Com­bine oil and maple syrup in a small bowl. Pour over soaked oat mix­ture and stir well to coat. Spread oat mix on tray in an even layer. Bake, stir­ring mix­ture ev­ery 15 min­utes, for 45 min­utes or un­til dry to touch. STEP 4 Mean­while, to make vanilla dates, put all in­gre­di­ents in a small saucepan with 80ml wa­ter. Bring to a sim­mer, then im­me­di­ately re­move from heat. Set aside. (You can serve this mix­ture warm or cold.)

STEP 5 Put a lit­tle gra­nola in serv­ing bowls. Top with yo­ghurt, blue­ber­ries, ca­cao nibs and vanilla dates. Serve with milk on the side.

Cof­fee gra­nola bowl with vanilla dates

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