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Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit

“I am an over achiever. There. I said it. I invited some friends over for breakfast and made so many options incase someone didn't like one thing. But this granola had everyone fighting for the last bit!”

 

I am an over achiever. 

There. 

I said it.

When I invite people over for a meal, I don’t just give them one option; I give them as many as I possibly can. I don’t want one person to be stuck with something they don’t like, and I don’t want anyone going home hungry. 

In fact, most people will leave my house with a take home pack, even if they are just coming for dinner. 

I had my BFFs from high school come over shite and briney one Saturday morning to Skype our other BFF who is currently living in NYC. Naturally, I had dreams of a lavish breakfast spread, possibly pancakes, eggs, the works. I eventually came back down to Earth, and planned some more realistic options. As it was close to Easter, I made the hot cross muffins I recently blogged, ham and cheese croissants, as well as this incredibly addictive granola. 

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This granola was a UUUUUGE hit with everyone. My friend Alana even took a photo of the recipe and proceeded to go home and make a double batch of the stuff. My other friend Sian just recently asked if I blogged it yet, as she wanted to make a batch too. It is THAT good people! THAT GOOD!

I served mine with a selection of Summer fruits; mango, raspberries, blueberries and the very cute kiwi berries. This sparked a bit of interest on Instagram. They taste just like kiwi fruit, sweet and kiwifruitish, only tiny. My friend Tristan said they tasted a bit like feijoa, and I would have to agree with him, they did.

Served with Greek yoghurt that had vanilla bean paste mixed through it, it was the perfect breakfast. I suggest you also make a double batch of the granola, as this single batch won’t be enough! 

Oh and if you are a huge breakfast fan, may I suggest you check out fellow blogger, and all around awesome girl, Heidi‘s blog and join her #WednesdayBreakfastClub .

Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  2. 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped (or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste)
  3. 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  4. 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1 tbs sunflower oil
  6. 1 tbs brown sugar
  7. 1/2 cup (75g) macadamias, chopped
  8. 1/4 cup (40g) almonds, roughly chopped
  9. Sliced mango, berries, or whatever fruits are in season
Vanilla Yoghurt
  1. 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  2. 400g thick Greek-style yoghurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with foil and lightly grease.
  2. Place caster sugar, vanilla pod and seeds (or vanilla paste), and 1/2 cup (125ml) water in a small pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5-6 minutes until syrupy. Cool slightly, then remove vanilla pod - if using.
  3. Combine oats, cinnamon, oil, brown sugar and nuts in a bowl. Add vanilla syrup and toss to combine. Spread granola in a single layer on the lined tray and bake for 30-35 mins, stirring twice in the final 20 minutes, until dry and golden. Cool.
  4. Meanwhile, for the vanilla yoghurt, place the vanilla paste in a bowl with the yoghurt and stir to combine.
  5. Serve the granola with yoghurt and fruit.
Adapted from Shane Bailey
Adapted from Shane Bailey
Iron Chef Shellie http://ironchefshellie.com/

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22 comments on “Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit
  1. Cara @ Gourmet Chick - April 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I just made a batch of granola for having friends over for brunch on the weekend as well – such a satisfying thing to make and everyone loves it. Stunning pictures Shellie!

  2. Tina @ bitemeshowme - April 10, 2013 at 8:05 am

    love this. didn’t realise making granola was so simple! and it sounds like it’s quite easy to adapt too! too awesome shellie! hats off to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  3. Miss SL - April 10, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Wow Shellie! You do an amazing job when you invite friends over! That vanilla granola look super delicious.. I think I’m going to try making some at home this weekend

  4. Mez - April 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Dammit woman, that looks so good.
    I was such a muesli fanatic while I was pregnant, since I gave birth I’ve kind of jumped off the bandwagon… looks like I need to get back onto it hahaahahaa

    xox

  5. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed - April 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Ooooh macadamias in your granola, I ADORE it. And I just love you for linking to my little Wednesday Breakfast Club. So sweet. I’m having so much fun with it.
    Heidi xo

  6. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - April 10, 2013 at 9:33 am

    It’s because you’re a great host that’s why you don’t just want to serve one type of breakfast! OK I think you’ve got me I’m going to make some of this granola ASAP!

  7. Michelle @ The Bakeanista - April 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    YUM! I really love your pictures. I’ve just printed the recipe, I’m going to be making some this weekend. 😀

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - April 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    What is not to love there?? Beautiful piccies.

  9. Gourmet Getaways - April 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    YUM!! This looks so delicious! I love how tasty and healthy it looks, I have had the ingredients in my pantry to make granola for ages but some how I just don’t seem to get around to it :(

    Love the fact that your friends leave with doggy bags… I always over cater too :)

  10. Hannah - April 11, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Homemade granola is the best. I love that this makes a wee batch!

    P.S. Coconut oil makes for the most divinely crispy-clumpy granola :)

  11. Sarah - April 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Such beautiful photos in this post! I love the wooden board/box/crate (?) backdrop and the summery colour of the fruits!

    Such lucky friends :)

  12. msihua - April 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I like the idea and thought of granola, but when I eat it with yoghurt, I’ll have two spoonfuls and chuck it out.. I don’t know.. doesn’t matter what or who made them… I threw out the VdM ones too 0_0

  13. Angie - April 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Lol I am also known for my take home packs of leftover food! Just means my guests can continue to enjoy the good food later on :) the granola and fruit does look quite delish, I may have to try it and see if it will convert this non musli granola eater.

  14. Agnes - April 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Hey Ms Over-Achiever, we’re still waiting for Melbourne’s Best Corn Fritters. :p


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