The dilemma I have with macadamias is that I yearn to afford them at any given time… And when I CAN afford one and buy a bag, I feel so sore about eating them because they are so expensive!
I had small bag of macadamias in the fridge for MONTHS and I had no idea what to do with it. I then recalled a recipe I saw on a food blog a few years back, for a muesli containing macadamia and rose petals. I’ve tried looking for it since to no avail, so I thought, why not give it a go myself? It wasn’t as difficult as I thought, but it does require a close eye on the oats as they roast.
Rose petals are totally edible by the way, and you can find them at most tea shops that sell flower tea.
Hope you enjoy making this delicious, unique granola. And if you ever cross paths with a blog that has something like this, let me know! I’d like to give credit for inspiration!
Macadamia Rose Granola
A simple yet lush, fragrant muesli to get you into a positive mood for the day.
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 2/3 cup roasted macadamias
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup goji berries
- 1/2 cup dried coconut flakes
- 8 dried rose buds
- 1/4 cup date syrup
- 1/2 tsp pink salt
- Step 1 Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Step 2 If you don’t have an oven, you can also use a wok or a wide pan on medium heat. I’ve done both with similar results.
- Step 3 Place oats on oven tray or in a wok with macadamias.
- Step 4 Stir in date syrup and salt.
- Step 5 Put in oven (or on the stove if using wok).
- Step 6 Allow to cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring around the mixture every 2 minutes, or in the wok every 30-45 seconds, until it turns golden brown.
- Step 7 Cut rose buds at their base and separate them into individual petals.
- Step 8 Once the mixture is done roasting, allow to cool and add petals, goji berries and coconut flakes. Stir in evenly.
- Step 9 Serve with cold non-dairy milk.