Make Breakfast Pretty!

Make Breakfast Pretty!
My Homemade Granola

It’s always in the best hotels that I opt for the granola at breakfast. Yes, it’s delicious, but I also love the Kilner jar presentation, and the mouth-watering sides of berries, Greek yogurt, and honey drizzle that it comes with. It just looks so pretty. And I’ve finally found my favourite, easy recipe, full of almonds and coconut.  

Make Breakfast Pretty!
My Homemade Granola

It’s always in the best hotels that I opt for the granola at breakfast. Yes, it’s delicious, but I also love the Kilner jar presentation, and the mouth-watering sides of berries, Greek yogurt, and honey drizzle that it comes with. It just looks so pretty. And I’ve finally found my favourite, easy recipe, full of almonds and coconut.  

‘Tis no secret I can’t cook, so don’t worry, it’s not my own concoction! But that of my dear friend and incredible Californian cook Gaby Dalkin.

It’s Summertime, so on weekends I set the table in the garden for breakfast outside, and we make the effort. The girls love it - in fact - my favourite breakfast collection is named after my eldest daughter, Honor. Have a look below for some breakfast tabletop ideas.

So here goes with the recipe, which can be made well in advance: I first preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius / 300 ˚F. Then I combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl which includes: 3 cups of oats, 1 cup almonds, ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground cardamom, ½ tsp salt. Next, I add 5 tbsp maple syrup, ¼ cup coconut oil and 3 tbsp honey to a saucepan on medium heat. I’ll remove the pan from the heat once the ingredients have fully melted and add 1 tsp vanilla. I then mix the wet batter to the dry mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and finally place the granola in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, I toss the granola slightly and place it back in the oven for 10 more minutes. Once baked, I sprinkle over 1/3 cup of cherries, cranberries and dried apricots, and let the granola cool before tucking in.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

This can be your breakfast set up this weekend 🥐 ☕️ ...

Honor small bowl

Heather breakfast mug

Honor soup plate