While I am writing this post, I am thinking back to our trip to Copenhagen from October this year. Was truly that kind of holiday when we were satisfied we visited all you have planned and there is enough time to just get bored and enjoy a filter coffee in a coffee shop for the whole morning and color a book.
This time, we chose an Airnbnb apartment to stay during our holiday in Copenhagen. Was much more convenient and we found a very nice loft in Nørreport residential area. The setting was perfect, close to the local market, lots of coffee shops and bakeries, and walking distance to everything we wanted. Actually we took the Metro only a few times when we had to travel outside the city, otherwise, we walked.
I love breakfast and I loooove coffee. I have developed lately an addiction to home brewed coffee and my husband took this role very seriously. In the morning he is manually brewing the coffee beans, and prepare filtered coffee. We enjoy together slow made coffee for breakfast almost every day of the week.
Copenhagen is quite generous with the coffee shops offer. There is at least one coffee shop at every corner of the streets, all filled with lost of people serving good quality coffee. I was amazed at the diversity of coffee exists there and we tested quite a few time per day.
One of my favorite museums was the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The art collection is very diverse and they have an itinerary for children only. Don’t miss also a boat ride on the canals, lunch at Copenhagen Street Food Market, dinner at Toverhallerne, a visit at David Collection Museum, a walk on Nyhavn, and a cake at Conditori Glace.
Tivoli Park is a must to visit, even if you are not a fun or roller coasters and ghost houses. None of these are my preferred so taking pictures and walking around was just perfect. The park was decorated for Halloween and it opened just 2 days before we arrived there.
The day before leaving for Copenhagen, I made a big batch of this vegan, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate granola, which I am sharing with you today. This is my best granola recipe so far, and you know why? It has all the ingredients I love; I made this recipe just following my thoughts about what I like the most. Hope you will love it as much as I do.
I have tried many granola recipes till now, but this is my all times favorite. We took a big bag filled with granola with us, so we can enjoy during our mornings in Copenhagen. I added some quinoa pops for a little extra crunch and double the size of coconut oil I normally use in a granola recipe, to make the gluten-free oats more crispy.
We love to it next to some plain yogurt and maple syrup on top, or just spoon it directly from the jar 😉
200g gluten-free oats
40g coconut oil
20g coconut flakes
30g quinoa pops
80g dark chocolate (60-75% works fine)
60g mixed nuts
63g maple syrup
2 tbsp raw cocoa
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 160°C.
Mix all dried ingredients together. Warm the coconut oil just until it becomes liquid, and add it to the dried ingredients. Add the maple syrup and the chopped nuts and chocolate, and mix well by hand or using a big spoon until all well combined together.
Line a baking tin with baking paper and spread evenly the granola mixture. Roast the granola for approx 20 min (the raisins might get burned if there are on top, better push them to the bottom of the tray before baking- they remain soft in this way).
Let the granola to cool down completely and move it to a jar with lid. You can store it in the fridge for 3-4 weeks (mine never last more than 1 week, as we eat it immediately).
Serve this vegan, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate granola with plain coconut yogurt and maple syrup on top. Goes very well just will almond milk or spoon it directly from the jar, as I do often. Enjoy!