Last week the lovely Hayley from Away With The Fairy Cakes posted a link on my Facebook page with the caption “You’ll LOVE this!!”. The link was the Amazon page for the wonderful book The Vintage Tea Party by Angel Adoree. Hayley was right, I did love it! So much so I bought it and even stumped up for next day delivery, unheard of!
I received it the following day and, much to Kris’ annoyance, took it to work where I spent the whole afternoon drinking tea and pouring over the stunning photographs and mouth watering recipes. I just couldn’t wait to make good use of it.
Recently I vowed to myself to start eating a decent breakfast rather than my usual cup of tea on the run. What a perfect way to start my new mission than with this delicious chocolate and coconut granola from the brunch section of the book.
Chocolate & Coconut Granola
(From The Vintage Tea Party)
240g rolled oats
175g flaked almonds
70g unsweetened shredded coconut
70g dark brown sugar
40g cocoa powder
50ml vegetable oil
Preheat your oven to 120C / 100C Fan.
In a large bowl mix together the oats, coconut, almonds and sugar. In a separate bowl combine the honey, oil, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt.
Combine the two mixtures, getting your hands in to make sure everything is evenly mixed, spread the granola over two baking sheets and bake for 1 1/4 hours, stirring half way through to ensure an even colour.
Transfer to a large bowl and serve with Greek yogurt and berries. Delicious!