Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Oat rye granola with almonds, cranberries and pumpkin seed

Oat rye granola with almonds, cranberries and pumpkin seeds is easy to make, and it tastes scrumptious! The recipe is by a popular cookbook author 
Christian Bitz, who has a MSc in human nutrition. 

This portion size fills a glass jar of 05, liter / 15 oz.

You will need the following ingredients: 
0,5 cups (1 dl) of almonds
0,5 cups (1 dl) of hazelnuts
0,25 cups (½ dl) of pumpkin seeds
3,5 oz (100 g) of oatmeal
3,5 oz (100 g)  rye flakes
0,5 cups (1 dl) of honey
2 tbsp. brown sugar

0,5 cups (1 dl) of dried cranberries (or dried blueberries / raisins)
1 tbsp. of chia-seeds (I replaced the chia-seeds with flaxseeds)

  • Chop the almonds, hazelnuts and pumpkinseeds rougly with a knife.
  • Cover a baking tray with bakingpaper, and roast the chopped almonds, hazelnuts and pumpkinseeds together with oats and rye in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes at 470 fahrenheit degrees (245 Celcius). 
  • Mix honey, brown sugar, cranberries and flaxseed together, and pour the mix on the top of the the roasted ingredients.
  • Bake the granola for 5 minutes at 430 Fahrenheit degrees (225 Celcius).
  • When the granola has cooled down, loosen it carefully from the baking sheet (I experienced that the granola was a bit difficult to loosen - it might be a good idea to grease the bakingsheet just a bit - using coconut oil would give a slight taste of coconut).

Oat-rye granola is a tasty topping to yogurt. I eat sometimes a handful of it as a snack with a cup of tea. Besides the good taste, this granola is healthy: The almonds, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds contain many good fatty acids. 

Next time I will tripple the portionsize - I just realized that you can easily fit 3 baking trays in an convection oven!

This is the only granola recipe I have tried so far - if you have a favorite,
I would like to exchange recipes :)



  1. I'm a whole-grains and seeds/nuts junkie. Can't wait to try this. Thank-you!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing !

  3. This really looks yummy...You are so sweet to share the receipt with us...

  4. Looks Yummy! I haven't made granola in a long time. I can't find the recipe. I am going to have to give this one a try. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for sharing -- I am always looking for good snacks food. Hazelnuts and the pumpkin seeds I'll have to head on over the Natural health store and rye flakes are new to me... Again thanks for sharing...

  6. This looks wonderful Nina! I'll probably substitute the rye and brown sugar for something else but I will be making this for the week end. Thanks!

  7. Hi Nina, your granola looks and sounds so yummy! I have only made granola once, but it is too long ago, that I don't remember which recipe I used.

  8. Hi Nina! I love granola! And those caramelized nuts would last about three seconds at our house. So delicious. And so good for you too.
    Have a good weekend my friend,


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