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  1. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    Well yes, that does sound crazy good! Dried cherries & cacao nibs must be divine granola components.

    My favourite Shakespeare play is probably Hamlet, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream a close second, mostly because I love fairies and funny deceptions. I mean, who doesn’t?

  2. Ricki

    This might make me like cacao nibs on their own. Might. If I squint. 😉

  3. CheezyK

    Oh my, that looks delicious! I’ve only made granola from scratch once before and was not then convinced that it was worth the effort – this however may just be worth a try …

  4. Lizzi

    Will you please, pleaaase make me some of this for my birthday?? I promise I’ll be nice to you for a whole year and won’t even make fun of your shingles!

    Also.. my Shakespeare memory is very fuzzy, but I seem to remember VERY much enjoying The Merchant of Venice.

  5. Sarah

    That really does look fantastic. I’ve never made granola from scratch and not sure I plan to. Give me a call if you every bag this baby!

    It’s with a lowered head I admit to never seeing/reading a Shakespeare play. Should I just leave now? I could get a doctorate in reality TV though!

  6. Lou

    oooo yeah, loving this recipe – I’m the same, want that chocolate taste, but no actual chocolate… and oh how I LOVE nibs. I love to say nibs almost as much as I love to eat them. Nibs nibs nibs.

    I haven’t made granola in an age… must must must 🙂

    Favourite Shakespeare play? Hmmmm would have to say Taming of the Shrew (maybe why I like 10 Things I Hate about you!)

  7. Caitlin@LiveLoveNYC

    this sounds insane! i’ve never made my own granola, but this looks wonderful. 🙂

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Dried cherries yes yes please! Although I might have to buy double because I’ll just eat half of the packet while waiting for this to bake.

  9. Libby

    I’m a girl, therefore I like Romeo & Juliet. I’m also weird, though, because I like Merchant of Venice 😀

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I really need to jump on your granola bandwagon 🙂 Also, as a complete side step and seemingly irrelevant (but actually important!) question, is your manuka honey in a jar or a squeezy bottle?? Because I would like to buy manuka honey but can only find it in a squeezy bottle and my partner has a thing against them. Mostly because I am incapable of using them properly and the bottle gets very sticky. So we have jars only and thus no manuka!

  11. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I don’t make chocolatey things that often either, but if this meets those fussy modern age woman requirements of yours, then count me in! 😉

  12. Johanna GGG

    “Oats be the stuff of breakfast” – I think that is line from my favourite shakespeare play A Midsummer Night’s Insomnia (actually it isn’t insomnia – it is a small person bouncing on the bed at unholy hour but that would make a ridiculously long title!)

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  14. msihua

    Hmmm… this seems out of character.. what is happening?!!!

  15. Emma

    You have shingles?? Sad:(:(:(

    I don’t dig chocolate chunk granola either, but I bet this would be perfect. And considering cherries are my favorite granola inclusion, there’s a heap more of perfection. I’ve been trying to motivate myself to make a batch lately, but I haven’t been that into it either.

    Perhaps I would go with Richard III or The Comedy of Errors as my favorite Shakespeare play? King Lear bothers me. There are quite a lot that I haven’t read or seen, though! You don’t like Shakespeare in Love but you like All Saints? (Can’t say I like either:P)

  16. Kath Lockett

    Looks utterly delicious and might – might – make me lose all of my hatred, loathing, disgust and fear of all things muesli and granola-ey.

    Shakey’s plays – hmmm, as an English major I was supposed to love ’em all, but I honestly found him very, very hard work. Macbeth would be number one, and that’s only because my high school English teacher made it come alive for me. “Out, out damned spot!”

  17. Caitlin

    what a delicious breakfast granola! i love the addition of sunflower seeds, raisins, and cranberries!

  18. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    i agree with you, i am a picky granola eater. it’s hard to find a truly good recipe. love your recipe, hannah. i haven’t had chocolate granola yet. my favorite is from great harvest bakery in america, they have the best granola ever……..:). but really, i should just go and make my own, it’ll save so much money!

  19. Errign

    I suffered through a fair amount of Shakespeare in high school and I could just never get into it. I don’t know what it is about it, but it felt like it was too halting and not easy to read in comparison to a book that I just sort of pushed it aside…

  20. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I agree with your choice of cocoa nibs and powder here. It’s not really granola anymore if you dowse it in melted chocolate now is it?

    My favorite Shakespeare is actually Romeo and Juliet, mostly in defiance of an idiot English teacher I had once that claimed the point of the whole story was to show how silly teenage puppy love is. Really? Cause I didn’t get that it was about love at all, but rather hate and the way hate can infect people like a virus, even the innocent enough to make them feel like they have to kill themselves to escape it. The tragedy is the devastating effects of two families hate for each other, not two dumb hormonal teenagers getting punchdrunk in lust and confusing it with something worth dying for.

  21. Alisa

    Oh, this is so much like my chocolate granola … only with cacao nibs instead of dark chocolate! Did you get a chance to see my version? I’d have to look at it again since I haven’t made it in a couple of months, but our ingredients are very similar! Great taste buds eat alike 🙂

  22. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Considering the spectacularity (yep that’s right) of your maple-tahini granola, I am certain that if I made this I would eat it all day long, till it was gone and I was sick.
    How do you not like Shakespeare in Love?! Tsk tsk.

  23. beti

    nothing like mixing something healthy with chocolate, I love to make that

  24. Three-Cookies

    I have never made granola, been planning for quite some time. This looks like a great recipe, I will try to replicate soon.
    Shakespeare brings back bad memories. In high school we were forced to study Henry the sixth (I think). I sat the exam without understanding the story. Reading the book was like reading a foreign language, I could easily read but not understand anything.

  25. veganlisa

    A winter’s tale is not really favourite Shakespeare play but it the title is associated with an inside joke so it brings me the most joy – I think that counts.

    p.s. when you pack your bags leave space for granola. I rent out my couch by the bowl.

  26. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I was going to say I don’t do chocolate for breakfast – but then I remembered our family chocolate birthday breakfast cake. And chocolate croissants. And hot chocolate. So who knows maybe I could manage chocolate granola.

    I have so many favourite Shakespere plays, usually linked to having seen a fantastic performance. I will never forget the AMAZING performance of a Midsummer Night’s Dream I saw in London where the fairies floated from umbrellas in a night sky made of giant bare lamp bulbs. His plays really do have to be experienced to be appreciated.

  27. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Crazy good, indeed! I want it all too 🙂 Favourite Shakespeare play…how can I go past Romeo and Juliet? Maybe it’s because I’ve seen it in so many ways – traditional play, movies, ballet. I also enjoy the Twelfth Night too!
    Heidi xo

  28. Tammy

    Agree that dried cherries and cacao nibs must be divine granola components.

  29. Catherine McLean

    Not Shakespeare in Love? And here I thought you were my long-lost, much younger twin separated at birth…

    I suppose I can’t sell you on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, either?

    But seriously, favourite Shakespeare is a hard question. I fell absolutely and irrevocably in love with Mercutio when I was fourteen and our school did a production of Romeo and Juliet (I could not understand why Juliet would ever fall for soppy Romeo when Mercution was wandering around the place being witty and moody and generally fascinating and making horrible puns.), so it’s hard to resist that one. And I do love the crazy Brannagh Love’s Labour’s Lost musical. And, actually, all his other Shakespeare, too. Though these days, I’m beginning to really enjoy the History plays. So it’s hard to choose.

    Also, I am absolutely making that granola, even though I never know what to do with granola. Does one have it over yoghurt, or snack on it, or what?

  30. Hotly Spiced

    What a wonderful list of ingredients for this granola. I love the addition of dried cranberries. I haven’t tried that before. Looks like a fabulous start to the day. xx

  31. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    You have a flair for granola flavor combinations. I think you’d give some of these Granola companies in the states a run for their money

  32. Catherine

    Yerk to Paltrow in anything. My favourite is Othello. And Laurence Fishbourne in it is totally divine.

    Your granola is inspiring. I must get back into cooking. I’ve lost my mojo!

  33. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Soooo I have a can of cocoa nibs here that’s just begging to be used. Your recipe is definitely getting bookmarked 🙂

  34. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I love “Much Ado About Nothing”. 🙂

  35. hungryandfrozen

    You know what? I wasn’t enamoured with Shakespeare in Love either. I have a soft spot for Hamlet, and Macbeth is awesome, but I love the whimsy of Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And any ones where women are all badass and dressing up as men to get things done, as there weren’t necessarily any better options at the time.

    Your capacity for granola always astounds me – almost as much as the deliciousness of your tahini granola astounded me. Thanks for reminding me that I have a nearly-empty jar of cocoa nibs within reach of the bed – I was vaguely hungry but didn’t know what to eat. Now I’m full of cocoa nib goodness!

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