Crunchy granola (GF)
His prayers are very beautiful. Not Christian, not Jewish, not of any specific religion and belief, just simple prayers. And full of humor.
The religious institution, of any kind and religion really, lacks a sense of humor, all the texts are so serious. That's at least my opinion.
But Leunig, he can write something so simple and honest, one almost feels like one wrote it oneself.
He wrote funny stuff like " We give thanks for the mystery of hair. Too little here and too much there", Dear God, we rejoice and give thanks for earthworms, bees, ladybirds and broody hens...", "we give thanks for the invention of the handle". Things we take for granted, right?
But Leunig can be serious as well, and write this verse:
"Love is born
With a dark and troubled face
When hope is dead
And in the most unlikely place
Love is born:
Love is always born."
But wait, what was my point?
I didn't mean to talk about poetry, religion or prayer.
My point was just to be grateful.
For my new car.
Thank you car, for driving me around, for showing me this beautiful place I live in, all the corners one can't get to without a car.
Thank you for bringing me home safe, thank you for not breaking down, thank you for not using too much fuel, thank you for being there every morning when I wake up.
I give thanks and I don't take you for granted.
50g sesame seeds
170g dates, chopped
65g almonds, cut in half
75g hazelnuts, cut in half
15g coconut oil
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl.
In a small sauce pan warm the honey and the coconut oil.
Mix the warm honey with the oats, and try to cover as much of the oats, nuts and dried fruit with the honey.
Spread the oats on a big baking tray and put in the oven.
It took my granola 25 minutes in the oven and I had to mix it every 5 minutes to spread the honey everywhere and not to have the top and sides burned.
After 20 minutes it starts to be golden already but if you wanted to crunchy then give it 5 more minutes in the oven.