Homemade granola

Danish recipe below

 

I almost always have a batch of homemade granola in my kitchen – I use it on top of nicecream, smoothie bowls, oats or fruit salad. Oh or on these banana babies 🙂

I know you can buy them cheap and delicious in the shops, but if you look at the ingredient list they are almost aways full of added refined sugar and vegetable oils of bad quality. But if you make it yourself you know exactly what is in there.

It is really easy, and if you make a big batch, you have for a long time. This recipe contains a lot of nuts and seeds, and it might seem both expensive and high in calories. But the flavour is good and rich, and you don’t need much, so it lasts for a looooong time.

I don’t use specific amounts when I make it, and really you can use whatever you have in your kitchen. Choose your favorite mix of nuts and seeds and try to experiement with different spices.

But here comes my favorite version of homemade granola. The amounts are only approximates.

 

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Homemade granola

  • 1 cup nuts (a mix of almonds and walnuts)
  • 1 cup seeds (a mix of sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • 4 cups oats (or buckwheat or rye or whatever you like)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconutflakes (or coconut flour)
  • 1-2 cups dried fruits (I prefer raisins, mulberries and dried apple, but you can use a apricot, cranberries, figs etc.)
  • 3 tbsp sweetener (I use agave, but use whatever you prefere)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (or whater if you want it oil free)
  • 3 tsp spices (cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, ginger)

 

Turn the oven on 200 degrees. Chop the nuts coarsely. Combine coconut oil and sweetener in a sauce pan and heat until the oil is melted. Stir in the spices.

Put nuts, seeds and oats (everything exept the dried fruits) in a big bowl. Pour the coconut oil and sweetener over and combine well. Spread everything out on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until golden and crispy (20-25 minutes), stir around a couple of times so it doesn’t get burned.

Let it cool before you add the dried fruits. Store the granola in an airtight container

 

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

Hjemmelavet mysli

  • 1 cup nødder (min favoritkombination er mandler og valnødder)
  • 1 cup kerner/frø (jeg bruger solsikkefrø, græskarkerner og sesamfrø)
  • 4 cups grovvalsede havregryn (eller boghvedeflakes eller ruggryn eller hvad du nu har)
  • ½ cup usødede kokosflager
  • 3 spsk sødning (jeg bruger agavesirup, men du kan bruge din favorit)
  • 3 spsk kokosolie (eller vand hvis du ønsker den oliefri)
  • 3 tsk krydderier (kanel, kardemomme, vanilje, ingefær)
  • 1-2 cups tørret frugt (mine yndlings er rosiner, multebær og tørret æble. Men abrikoser, figner, dadler og tranebær fungerer også)

Tænd ovnen på 200 grader.

Hak nødderne groft. Kom kokosolie og sødning i en lille gryde og opvarm det til olien er smeltet. Kom krydderierne i her.

Bland nødder, frø, gryn og kokos i en stor skål (alt på nær det tørrede frugt). Hæld kokosolie-blandingen over og rør godt rundt. Fordel blandingen på en bageplade og bag den i ovnen til det er gyldent og sprødt (20-25 minutter). Rør rundt et par gange undervejs så det ikke brænder på.

Lad det køle af inden du blander de tørre frugter i. Opbevares i lufttæt beholder.

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Oil free-freezer-friendly-falafels

DANSIH recipe below

I love chickpeas. At this very moment I can’t remeber one single thing with chickpeas that I don’t like.

I also really like things you can make a big batch of, and them put them in the freezer for later use.

On top of this I prefere my food unspoiled by any harmfull frying oil.

So if you combine the above 3 things you get a chickpea-oil free – freezer – friendly – falafel.

BE AWARE: if you use dried chickpeas, you need to soak them 10-12 hours in cold water.

 

Oil free chickpea falafels

Start the night before!

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  • 250 g dried chickpeas (ca 430 g soaked chickpeas)
  • 2 big handfuls of herbs of your choice (I used parsley and cilantro)
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 tsp ground cilantro
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp himalaya salt (or any salt)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp fiber husks
  • Freshly grounded pepper

Soak the chickpeas overnigt. Rinse. DO NOT COOK THEM!

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees

Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. Roll into small balls, place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until crispy and golden, 20-25 min. If you want to freeze them, you can bake them a little less, so that they don’t get over-cooked while you reheat them in the oven when you are going to eat them.

You can also use them right away e.g. in a wrap or with a salad.

 

Enjoy and eat the greens

 

 

Oliefrie falafler

VIGTIGT: opskriften skal startes aftenen i forvejen hvis du bruger tørrede kikærter

25-30 stk

  • 250 g tørrede kikærter (ca 430 g opblødte)
  • 2 store håndfulde af dine yndlingskrydderurter (jeg brugte persille og koriander)
  • 1 stort løg (eller 2 små)
  • 2 fed hvidløg
  • 2 tsk knust korriander
  • 2 tsk knust spidskommen
  • ½ tsk knust chili
  • 1 tsk himalayasalt (eller hvilken som helst slags salt)
  • 1 tsk bagepulver
  • 2 tsk Fiber Husk
  • Friskkværnet peber

Aftenen i forvejen lægges kikærterne i blød i rigeligt vand.

Skyld de opblødte kikærter – de skal ikke koges!

Tænd ovnen på 200 grader

Kom alle ingredienser i en foodprocesser eller blender, og blend til en glat sammenhængende dej.

Tril dejen til kugler i ønsket størrelse, læg dem på en bageplade og bag dem i ovnen til de er gyldne og sprøde (20 – 25 minutter). Hvis du vil fryse dem, kan du med fordel bage dem lidt kortere tid så de ikke bliver tørre hvis du genopvarmer dem i ovnen.

 

Brug dem f.eks. i en salat eller en wrap, eller frys dem så du har til en nem frokost eller aftensmad en anden gang..

Hav det dejligt 🙂

 

 

 

Banana bread

Today is a day of wind, grey sky and rain. Today is a day for a banana bread.

It is vegan and free of gluten and refined sugar and oils. It is really good and deliciously moisty, and fits perfectly next to my cup of tea on this chilly friday afteIMG_2678rnoon.

It is not too sweet, so if you prefer it sweeter you can add more dates, or a little sweetener of your choice, and maybe some more oats for the dough to stick together.

 

Banana Bread (Danish recipe below)

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup coconut milk (or any other plantbased milk)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 100 g dates
  • 50 g chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 flax seed eggs (mix 2 tbsp grinded flax seed with 6 spsk boiling water – read more below)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp carob powder (or an extra tbsp cacao if you don’t have carob powder)
  • Optional: 1 ekstra banana for the top

Turn on the oven to 180 degrees.

Prepare the flax seed eggs:

In generel you use 1 tbsp flax seeds to get one flax seed egg which is the equivalent of 1 ordinary egg. Since we need 2 flax seed eggs for this recipe you use 2 tbsp af flax seeds. Grind the 2 tbsp of flax seeds and mix with 6 tbsp boiling water. Set aside a couple of minutes. If you don’t have a grinder, just put the flax seeds in the boiling water, and after a couple of minutes you strain the slime from the flax seeds and use the slime. Save the flax seeds for later use in porridge or smoothie.

Blend together bananas, coconut milk, oats, dates, cardamom, cinnamon, salt and bakingpowder.

Put ½ of the dough into another bowl and mix in cacao and carob powder, add the chopped walnuts to the other half. Now add 1 flaxseed egg to each bowl and mix.

Put the dough in layers in a tin, I used a 3L tin. Top with one slized banana and bake in the oven for 1-1½ hour. You could very easily spread some melted chocolate on top after baking.

 

Have a beautiful weekend..
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Bananbrød

  • 4 modne bananer
  • 1 dl kokosmælk (eller anden plantemælk)
  • 2 1/4 dl havregryn
  • 100 g dadler
  • 50 g hakkede valnødder
  • 1 tsk kardemomme
  • 1 tsk kanel
  • 1 nip salt
  • 1 tsk bagepulver
  • 2 hørfrøæg (2 spsk kværnet hørfrø mixes med 6 spsk kogende vand – læs mere nedenfor)
  • 1 spsk kakao pulver
  • 1 spsk caroboulver (eller en ekstra spsk kakao)
  • Valgfrit: En ekstra banan til toppen

Tænd ovnen på 180 grader.

Forbered hørfrøæggene:

Helt generelt bruger man 1 spsk hørfrø til 1 hørfrøæg som svarer til 1 almindeligt æg. I denne opskrift skal vi bruge 2 hørfrøæg, og derfor 2 spsk hørfrø. Knus dem, fx. i en kaffekværn og bland dem med 6 spsk kogende vand. Sæt til siden et par minutter. Hvis ikke du kan knuse hørfrøene, tilsætter du blot det kogende vand. Efter et par minutter dannes “hørfrø-slim”. Si hørfrøene fra og brug slimet som æg. Gem hørfrøene og kom dem i fx. grød eller smoothie.

Blend bananer, kokosmælk, havregryn, dadler, salt, bagepulver, kanel og kardemomme.

Tag ½ af dejen i en anden skål og bland det med kakao og carobpulver, bland de hakkede valnødder med den anden halvdel. Kom 1 hørfrøæg i hver skål og bland grundigt.

Kom nu lagvis den mørke og den lyse i dej i en kageform, jeg brugte en brødform på 3 L. Top med en halvereret banan. Bages i ovnen 1-1½ time. Kan med fordel smøres med lidt smeltet chokolade på toppen når den har bagt færdig.

 

Jeg ønsker jer alle en dejlig weekend!