I started making granola at home a while ago after buying a few different ones from the shop and realising they are full of s*** and don’t pass my test for what breakfast should be.

Also, you can customise it based on your taste. My main concern was how you sweeten it. Maple syrup makes it really nice, the flavour goes with whatever nuts are in there, also I would use honey, especially if you change the cashew for almonds.

But, why is this on the blog? Well, thanks to friends visiting and tasting my granola!

So after Tom liked it so much and said he needed the recipe so he could do it when he goes back home I named the granola after him and I put the recipe together properly so I can post it here for you.

Let me know if you tried it and…enjoy!

Tom Tom Granola

Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
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Cooking time




  • 2 cups/200grams Oats (preferably rolled)

  • 1 cup/130 grams cashew nuts

  • 1/4 cup/30 grams pumpkin seeds

  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon (2 if you are cinnamon crazy like me ;)

  • Seeds from 2 cardamom pods

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

  • 1/4 cup/50 ml olive oil or coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup/60 ml maple syrup


  • Preheat oven - 180 Celsius, prepare a tray, 9"x11" or 9"x13" approximately, with baking paper.
  • In a sufficiently big bowl, mix the dry ingredients, the oats, cashews, pumpkin seeds and the spices - cinnamon and the crushed cardamom seeds (or if you already have powdered one add 1/8 teaspoon).
  • Add the oil and maple syrup and mix well until everything is well coated.
  • Pour the granola into your tray, spreading it and levelling it up, using a spatula or a spoon. If you like granola clumps, press the mixture well.
  • Bake it for 20-25 minutes, until light golden, I rotate the tray halfway as my oven tends to burn in the back.
  • Turn off the oven and let the granola cool down completely, for at least 45 minutes, do not touch it until then. When it is cooled you can break it with your hands in big, yummy, chunky clumps :D and store it in an air-tight container.
  • Enjoy!