Sandy beaches and rocky coastline; surfers and artists; King Arthur and the Round Table – are you thinking of Cornwall?

Inspired by the area and the relaxed atmosphere of the extreme region that sits at the southwest part of England, Cornwall is synonymous with beauty and relaxation.

You can feel this peacefulness in the morning, as the sun comes up, shining in through the windows and starting the day. As Spring sits just around the corner we wanted to share an inspired, yet decadent, granola recipe to start your morning right; it’s perfect if your headed to catch some waves near Newquay, set up your easel and paint, head out for a long walk along the beach or just commute across town to work, this will keep you full and energized throughout your day.

With traditions that range from Cornishware Pottery to the well known Pasty, it remains a rich and remote part of the UK.

“The golden and unpeopled bays
The shadowy cliffs and sheep-worn way
The white unpopulated surf
The thyme-and-mushroom scented surf
The slate-hung farms, the oil-lit chapel
Thin elms and lemon-coloured apples…”

– Sir John Betjeman, Delectable Duchy, 1974


Granola with toasted nuts and chocolate

Ingredients

  • 260g oats
  • 60g hazelnuts
  • 60g walnuts
  • 60g almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa nibs
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 50g chopped dark chocolate 70%

Preheat the over to 170degrees.

Mix the oats, nuts, salt and cocoa nibs together in a small bowl.

Melt the butter and add the maple syrup/honey and vanilla.

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry and combine until all completely coated.

Put into a baking pan and spread it into a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and bake for another 15 minutes watching to make sure the nuts don’t burn or cook too quickly.

Remove from the oven and cool completely. Then add the chopped chocolate and mix to combine. Serve with yogurt or some milk and a slice of fruit.