Granola is a breakfast / snack food consisting of healthy whole grains and nuts, which are crumbled with healthy sweetener and oil, and then baked until crispy. It is often combined with yogurt, honey, fresh fruits or milk and eaten as a part of breakfast meal. They are nutritious and very easy to carry wherever you go and have a good shelf life. It is one of the healthy options to satisfy your hunger pangs. Homemade Granola is always healthy, comforting and delicious. Why not bake at home instead of eating the store bought ones that are high in sugar!
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Served As: Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Oat bran
  • cup Wheat Germ â¾
  • 1/4 cup ¼ Cup Pepitas pumpkin seeds pepitas
  • 1/4 cup Melon Seeds water melon seeds
  • 1/8 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Almonds chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pecans chopped
  • 1/8 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup grade pure
  • 1/4 cup Honey organic
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil or oil neutral oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries
  • 1/8 cup Blackcurrants blackcurrants
  • 1/8 cup Raisins
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Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, oats bran, wheat germ, pepitas, melon seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts and salt together.
  • In another bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon powder, maple syrup, honey, oil and vanilla extract until they look quite creamy and glossy.
  • Pour the above liquid mixture over the combined dry ingredients. Stir gently until the ingredients are well mixed.
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  • Preheat oven at 160c. Place a parchment sheet on a baking tray.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray.
  • Bake at 160c for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven, stir the mixture and bake again for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the tray, stir the mixture and bake again for 5 to 10 more minutes.
  • Remove the tray, stir gently and bake again at 160c for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tray and stir immediately the raisins, blueberries and blackcurrants.
  • Allow the baked granola to cool down completely and transfer it to an airtight container preferable a glass container.
  • Enjoy your breakfast with a bowl of this healthy and yummy granola.

Recipe Notes

  • Clean / sort through the ingredients before baking / buy a good quality of the ingredients to avoid any
    debris in your granola
  • Good quality and original maple syrup gives an utterly delicious granola.
  • You can be creative with the ingredients as you wish. But just check the ratio of the dry and wet
    ingredients respectively. Here I have used 7:1 (dry: wet). You can as well make it 6: 1 but not less than
    that.
  • Keep the ingredients near you when baking. This enables you to speedup the baking process.
  • The timings and temperature settings may vary depending upon the oven and the size of the baking
    tray. If your baking tray is big enough to fit the mixture in one layer, then the baking time can be
    reduced. The criteria is very simple, just bake the granola until it turns golden brown!
About the Author: Rajeswari Annamalai, home chef and self-taught baker, has unconditional love towards cooking since her childhood.She has done masters in computer science and led various IT projects but her passion for food and love for traveling made her taste the food across the world. Inspired by her elders, She tries various cuisines in her kitchen and her 10-year-old daughter is her biggest critic who motivates her to recreate the recipes. She loves to make recipes in a healthier way as she believes that “Happy Healthy life means happy next generation”. You can follow Rajeswari and her healthy recipes on her Plattershare profile.
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