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Cliff Lodge's scrumptious granola recipe

Published by : Gill
On 2012 September 18 12:30

Breakfast at Cliff Lodge is an occasion! We serve a delicious spread on our sea front deck, with a spectacular view of Walker Bay. We’re passionate about coffee, and buy our organic beans from a nearby specialist coffee roaster that roasts our beans to order to ensure that our coffee is fresh. Gideon and Nico are trained Baristas, and their passion for coffee is matched by their skill. We also serve a range of wonderful loose leaf teas. Be sure to try the Cliff Lodge Rooibos (Redbush) Tea blend – it is delicious, and very healthy. The juices of the day are freshly juiced, and range from watermelon to carrot – whatever’s in season. The breakfast starts with a continental spread of fresh fruit, different breads, muffins, waffles and croissants. We serve a range of cheeses, cold meats, yoghurts and cereals. Then there is the hot breakfast menu . . . organic cinnamon oats, French toast, or your choice of eggs served with tasty sides.


I’m so often asked for the recipe for our delicious granola, that I’ve decided to share it here. It is a breakfast treat, but also makes a great snack. It is a little different every time I make it; sometimes I use almonds instead of macadamia nuts, or raisins instead of cranberries. When Wilma and Cees (our most regular guests) come, I always add roasted coconut flakes because Wilma loves coconut. Get creative with it, and enjoy.

450 g rolled oats

120g sunflower seeds

120g white sesame seeds

120g pumpkin seeds

175g apple sauce

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

120g brown rice syrup or golden syrup

4 Tablespoons runny honey

>100g light brown sugar

250g macadamia nuts

1 teaspoon salt (Maldon Salt is best)

2 Tablespoons sunflower oil

300g dried cranberries

Preheat the over to 170 degrees C.

Mix everything together – except the pumpkin seeds and cranberries. Spread the mixture on two baking trays and bake for about 40 – 60 minutes.

Turn granola over a few times during baking.

I add the pumpkin seeds to the granola halfway through the cooking time as they burn easily.

Once it’s baked and cooled, add the cranberries.


  “Simply this: The most beautiful view of the ocean, any ocean in the world”
David Doubilet National Geographic USA

“ From De Kelders there is a superb view over the great sweep of Walker Bay where whales flirt and laze, and white sand dunes rise in strange contrast to the blue mountains of the coastal range.”
T.V. Bulpin; Discovering Southern Africa

“…this little town is able to offer some of the world’s best boat and shore-based whale watching and unquestionably the world’s best white-shark diving. The sensational marine tourist attractions should not be the only things to lure you, however. Some of the Cape’s best-conserved fynbos adorns the mountains in the area and numerous walks and trails criss-cross it. After a week spent wandering the streets of Gansbaai and its surroundings, we can comfortably say that this, truly, is the gem of the Overberg.”
Cameron Ewart-Smith; Getaway Magazine March 2003


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