Thursday, 1 April 2010

Home-made Honey Granola

Posted by Sweeter side of life at 15:09:00


Crunchy, nutty flavour and healthy morning food- granola. Usually, store-bought granola are laden with sugar and BHT(Butyl hydroxytoulene) One of those antioxidants that allows your breakfast cereal to stay crisp for years! I thought- why not make these manufacturers a run for their money ;) ? Let's have home made granola!



This is simple! Not much equipment needed, just make sure the ingredients that you are using are of the best quality that is available to you.



(BEWARE)I can't stop munching on them, it takes quite some will power to stop the habit of grabbing handfuls of that granola and transferring them to the mouth for digestion and absorption :D

They taste wonderful with yoghurt too. These oats have a slight hint of cinnamon flavour, i might try and experiment with cocoa powder next time :)



Really, make this and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Joy Of Baking

Yields about 5 cups

*Preheat oven at 165C

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup each of raw almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1/4 cup of sesame seeds
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp salt
90g of water
10g of vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method

boil water, oil, honey and salt on a sauce pan*
In a large bowl, mix oats with the rest of the ingredients(dry)
Pour in the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir till evenly coated with liquid

(I omitted the brown sugar in the original recipe and made adjustments to my liking, if you have tried the original recipe, let me know about it :D )

3 comments on "Home-made Honey Granola"

grace on 1 April 2010 at 18:19 said...

granola is one foodstuff that simply MUST be made at home. the storebought varieties just can't compare! i love your recipe--honey is the perfect sweetener, and cinnamon is essential!

MaryMoh on 1 April 2010 at 22:28 said...

Looks crunchy, delicious and healthy. I love it. Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't tried baking my curry puffs using the recipe on my blog but I would think it should work. Maybe you can give a try and let me know.

Sweeter side of life on 2 April 2010 at 09:51 said...

Hi grace

Absolutely! Well perhaps storebought ones are meant for busy people :D Thanks for leaving your comments! In addition, it is so fun to play around with the ingredients and have it personalised :)


Hello mary

Yes i will definitely give it a try, thank you for the recipe!

 

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